Soho Mara Méthode Rosé Brut
Mara, the older sister of SOHO's Croatian Matriarch (4/1/36 - 28/9/77).
Carter’s JOMARA vineyard, Onetangi, Waiheke Island
Brand new release.
Beautiful & idealised, Mara, the older sister of SOHO’s Croatian Matriarch Peggy, is also the Madonna of the SOHO wine family. Handgrown on Waiheke & crafted using the Méthode Traditionnelle, Mara is a sparkling Rosé that epitomises style & finesse. Wild strawberries & raspberries encased in tiny beads of fine mousse bounce off the nose, while 12 months of ageing “sur lie” in bottle delivers complex shortbread & liquorice notes. Magnificently poised with a jaw-dropping brut dry finish (zero dosage). Admired & desired by all, only this Madonna is attainable, but in very limited numbers.
Sam Kim Wine Orbit
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.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
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.
Cam Douglas - MS
Brand new to the SOHO stable of fine wines comes this bottled fermented rosé with aromas of light red berry fruits, cherry and yellow plum, very floral and quite delicate too, whispers of red apple skin and laced with a fine lees autolysis with scents of biscuit and a touch of brioche. Dry on the palate with an exuberant mousse, plenty of acidity driving the flavours of light red berries and lees spice, then more brioche and bread crust through the palate. Balanced and well made, poised for drinking as an aperitif or with lighter weighted dishes. Best from 2023 through 2029.