The nose displays depth and elegance with subtle hints of sea shell and citrus. A captivating long fine palate with flavours of citrus and brioche enhanced by toasty, nutty and yeasty notes, leading a long crisp brut finish. Akarua Vintage Brut 2011 is a wine of character and complexity.
VINEYARD Harvested out of the lower Awatere Valley in Marlborough. VINIFICATION 50% whole bunch pressed to preserve aromatics, it was then fermented cool in stainless steel and allowed to sit on lees for an extended period to develop body and texture. APPEARANCE Pale straw in colour. BOUQUET A vibrant bouquet displaying classic passion fruit and gooseberries with a hint of flintiness. PALATE A broad and luscious palate exhibiting citrus tones with a backbone of crisp acidity. CELLARING It is ready to drink now and is best served slightly chilled. SERVING TEMPERATURE 14-16oC FOOD ACCOMPANIMENTS A platter of icey cold raw oysters. Fresh crayfish cooked on the BBQ served with buttered crusty bread and a crisp green salad.
Strawberry notes dance across a creamy palate of soft summer fruits with a vibrant citrus finish. A benchmark Central Otago sparkling rosé from fastidious producers, this is just disgorged and beautifully fresh.
sophisticated Methode Traditionnelle style wine made from predominantly Chardonnay blended with Pinot Noir. Silkily sparkling, it is pale straw in colour, with a fine and persistent mousse. Wild strawberries and stonefruit flavours abound with a hint of yeasty autolysis. Its huge acid backbone is hidden by the fruit concentration. A voluptuously long lasting and creamy finish. One you can drink all night.
Cecilia Brut can be enjoyed anytime, whether for a celebration or to share with friends as an aperitif before a meal. Try matching with a creamy chowder or a beautiful brie.
A fun and vibrant New Zealand sparkling wine with a medium sweet flavour suitable for a wide range of wine drinkers. The 50:50 blend of Muscat and Muller Thurgau provides a full fruity flavour that is enhanced by the fresh approachable style of the bubbles. Best enjoyed served chilled and as a refreshing companion for celebration. Launched in 1997, Aquila is now New Zealand's number one selling sparkling wine which exemplifies fun, vitality and excitement. Its colour is light gold and it displays a floral, fruity lifted nose. Refreshing mandarin and fresh grape flavours are complemented by a honeyed sweetness. Best enjoyed immediately but may be kept for up to one year.
This wine is from our single estate in Marlborough New Zealand and is sustainably grown and crafted. Displays fresh fruit aromas, balanced by the zest of a Sauvignon Blanc sparkle. Perfect for any formal or relaxed occasion.
The Banrock Station Moscato displays lifted Muscat-style aromatics, with subtle hints of fresh grapefruit and lemon. On the palate, delicate passion fruit and fresh pineapple flavours with sweet characteristics are present. The gentle spritz gives the wine an appealing lift and refreshing finish.
Perfect as an aperitif, with delicate cheese platters and deserts, or with crisp summer salads. Serve chilled.
The Banrock Station Pink Moscato displays fresh, aromatic notes of citrus and melon with a touch of sherbert and musk. On the palate, fresh melon and sweet floral characteristics are present. The natural fruit sweetness is balanced with the fresh acid finish and the gentle spritz gives the wine a refreshing finish. Food pairings: Best suited as an aperitif, with delicate cheese platters and deserts, or with crisp summer salads. Serve chilled.
Medium-deep red/purple in colour, this is an immensely appealing wine from Southern France. The nose is ripe and fragrant displaying red/black plum, raspberry and subtle spice characters. It's succulent and silky smooth on the palate with plenty of ripe fruit notes and fine tannins. The wine is most approachable and tasty. At its best: now to 2013". Sam Kim, The Wine Orbit
Baron d'Arignac is made by France’s largest wine producer, LGCF. LGCF is headquartered in Alsace and also has a large site south of Bordeaux. The company accounts of 17% of France’s bottles wine exports! With there extensive vineyard holdings they are able to create exciting value for money wines. They source these grapes from vineyards located in Languedoc-Roussillon, in the Aude region of France, where the soils of sand and alluvial deposits nature the vines.
Baron De Mendo BDBlanc 750ml:
Pale gold in colour with delicate bubbles. A light and refreshing bouquet of white fruit and fresh flowers. The palate is elegant, fresh with hints exotic fruits and finishes with crisp acidity.
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 43 stores nationwide and going strong.