Mara Méthode Rosé Brut 2022


Beautiful and idealised, Mara, the older sister of SOHO’s Croatian Matriarch Peggy, is also the Madonna of the SOHO wine family. Hand-grown on Waiheke and crafted using the Méthode Traditionnelle, Mara is a sparkling Rosé that epitomises style and finesse. Wild strawberries and raspberries encased in tiny beads of fine mousse bounce off the nose, while 12 months of ageing “sur lie” in bottle delivers complex shortbread and liquorice notes. Magnificently poised with a jaw- dropping brut dry finish (zero dosage). Admired and desired by all, only this Madonna is attainable, but in very limited numbers.

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MARA, the older sister of SOHO’s Croatian Matriarch


5 star accolades

Mara Methode rose brut
5 stars
95 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit


It's fabulously expressed on the nose, showing ripe strawberry, lemon zest, Gala apple and white floral aromas with a hint of oatmeal complexity. The palate delivers outstanding focus and drive, wonderfully complemented by juicy fruit flavours backed by vibrant acidity. Beautifully textured with creamy mouthfeel, it's exuberant and lively with a persistent, refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2030.

5 stars
93 points



Bright, even, pale ruby with a purple hue. Fine and consistent bead. The nose is softly full, with aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries and plums melded with creamy, yeasty details. Medium-full bodied, aromas of wild strawberries, black raspberries and plums are richly nuanced, entwined with desiccated rose, cream and black pepper. The rich fruit is accompanied by vibrant acidity and a silky texture. Smooth and creamy mousse elevates and lends a dry, enticing finish. Match with venison tartare and shiitake mushroom tempura over the next 3+ years. Fruit from Carter’s Jomara Vineyard, 12 months on lees, zero dosage.

93 points

Cam Douglas - MS


Excellent natural rose and raspberry orange presentation lead to aromas of dark berries and plum, spices of earth and fruit, then a core of lees and autolysis with a sweet brioche quality. As the wine touches the palate and explosion of mousse drives in texture and flavour. As this settles the dark berry, boysenberry and preserved cherry flavours also settle into place. Excellent acid line, dry on the finish, Balanced and well made. Best drinking from 2025 through 2030.