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  • The new releases from the 2015 harvest are impressive and flavour-packed.

    Issue 3927 13th August 2015

    The first sauvignon blancs, rosés and pinot gris from the 2015 vintage are filtering onto the shelves. After a favourably warm, sunny and dry summer – combined with a 27% drop in the crop as a result of a cool, frosty spring – everyone predicted the wines would be richly flavoured. It’s easy to forget that 2014 was a mammoth harvest; the size of the 2015 harvest is about average. The good news is that the wines are impressive – deliciously aromatic, vibrant and flavour-packed. Akarua Rua Central Otago Pinot Rosé 2015 (4/5 stars) Released in June, this is a vivacious …

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