Wine Of The Week
Akarua 2010 Vintage Brut Méthode, Central Otago, $45
A Pinot Noir dominant blend with Chardonnay that has spent three years on the lees. Weighty, textural wine with zesty acidity adding freshness and energy. This is a serious sparkler with attractive bready yeast autolysis complementing citrus fruit flavours. Lengthy wine with a bone-dry finish. (Cork)
Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz
Food match: Fresh bluff oysters
Stockists: Glengarry Wine, Auckland; The Good Wine Co, Auckland
Winery Rating: 95.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
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