Marlborough

Rapaura Sauvignon Blanc

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Situated at the eastern end of Rapaura Road where bony braided river soils meet the more alluvial and younger silts. This convergence of soil profiles gives an overt lift and pungency to Sauvignon Blanc; while adding lovely crunchy phenolic textures.

Colour
Pale lime.

Nose
Powerful grapefruit and passionfruit pith with scented bell pepper.

Palate
Full, complex and a balanced quenching finish.

Food match
Panfried snapper with rocket salad.

ACL
12.50%

Acidity
6.96

Cellaring
Drink young and fresh.

Comments
The 2017 vintage experienced a varied ripening season of cool winds and warm sunshine. This resulted in a slightly later harvest, so a longer hang time for the fruit which enabled full development of ripe fruit flavours during the summer months. Due to a cooler flowering season the crop was slightly lighter, so the well balanced crop provided great purity and texture. the grapes for this Sauvignon Blanc were harvested between April 1 and April 28.

Awards
Gold – New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition
Silver – New Zealand International Wine Show

Reviews
Gold Medal SIWC
Sunshine in a glass – Mark Henderson – Otago Daily Times
5 Stars/93pts Sam Kim – Wine Orbit

OUR PEOPLE.

We live amongst the vineyards in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand. For us it’s all about lifestyle. We’re lucky to enjoy the simple things from the land; like fresh crayfish, scallop season and wild venison. And because our wines are available in cities around the world, we also thrive on what the world has to offer. Pretty much the best of both worlds we reckon.

FOOD, FAMILY & FRIENDS.

Our fresh accessible style of wine is made to be shared. Crisp whites, rich aromatics and reds with depth and purity.Everyday wines to enjoy on any occasion.

“When friends pop round, it’s our ‘go to’ wine. You could say it’s our house red.”

– Jack Glover

IMPORTANCE OF PLACE.

The South Island of New Zealand covers over 151,215km2 ofrugged mountains, lakes, glaciers, ski fields and rivers. As proud guardians of the land our iconic vineyards are located in some of New Zealand's defining wine regions: Marlborough, Central Otago and the Waipara Valley. Each location has been selected with care and foresight; and as a result we aim to interfere as little as possible once the grapes arrive in the hands of the winemakers. Each vintage we create a portfolio of pure, expressive, balanced, vibrant and honest wines.

 
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