Akarua Central Otago Methode Tradtionnelle Brut NV

Sparkling Wine from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 30-Jan-2012
Pale straw-yellow colour with some light green hues, moderately persistent, very fine bead. This has a fresh, full nose of vibrant yellow stonefruits, citrus and floral notes, and distinct bready-yeastiness, quite up-front and open in presentation. Dry to taste, this has good body, breadth and mouthfilling presence on impact, with lush, juicy flavours of citrus and stonefruits enlivened by racy acidity and effervescence. The palate becomes lighter and more gentle, finishing with moderate length and attractive nuances of yeasty autolysis in the background. An up-front and bold, fruity sparkling with liveliness. 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay from ‘Kawarau' and ‘Cairnmuir' blocks, Bannockburn, fermented to 12.5% alc. with 8 g/L dosage. The wine was aged on lees at least 18 months. Lot L1308. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 2 years. 17.0/20 Jan 2012 RRP $33.90

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