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

Alcohol: 13%

Ageing: now-2018

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

Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?

Akarua Vintage Brut 2010 360

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