CARTER FAMILY JOMARA VINEYARD, Onetangi, Waiheke Island

WINEMAKER / James Rowan

Mara Méthode Rosé Brut 2022

$60.00

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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Inspiration

MARA, the older sister of SOHO’s Croatian Matriarch
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Pedigree

5 star accolades

Mara Methode rose brut
5 stars
95 points

Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

review

Exquisitely elegant and enticing, the bouquet shows sweet strawberry, creaming soda, lemon peel and oatmeal aromas, followed by a finely flowing palate offering juicy fruit flavours with savoury nuances. It’s splendidly textured and beautifully layered with a prolonged refreshing finish. At its best: now to 2030.

5 stars
93 points

Raymond Chan wine reviews

review

Bright, even, light ruby-red. The bubbles are fine and subtly persistent. The nose is gently full, with aromas of red and blackberries melded with spice, floral and creaminess. Medium-full bodied, aromas of red and blackberries intertwined with a hint of violet, spice and creamy autolysis. The wine is rich with a concentrated palate, dry to taste, with a slightly savoury, meaty nuance. The creamy palate carries fine-textured phenolics and a light textural grip to a lengthy finish. This youthful, rich Brut Rosé shows a dry, alluring palate with berries, spice and creamy complexity. Match with tuna tartare and beef carpaccio over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from Carter’s JOMARA vineyard, Onetangi, handpicked Merlot, immediately pressed, settled juice was barrel fermented, then transferred to stainless tanks on full lees for 9 months.

PREMIUM
93 points

Cam Douglas - MS

review

Bright, even, light ruby-red. The bubbles are fine and subtly persistent. The nose is gently full, with aromas of red and blackberries melded with spice, floral and creaminess. Medium-full bodied, aromas of red and blackberries intertwined with a hint of violet, spice and creamy autolysis. The wine is rich with a concentrated palate, dry to taste, with a slightly savoury, meaty nuance. The creamy palate carries fine-textured phenolics and a light textural grip to a lengthy finish. This youthful, rich Brut Rosé shows a dry, alluring palate with berries, spice and creamy complexity. Match with tuna tartare and beef carpaccio over the next 3-4 years. Fruit from Carter’s JOMARA vineyard, Onetangi, handpicked Merlot, immediately pressed, settled juice was barrel fermented, then transferred to stainless tanks on full lees for 9 months.