Rapaura Springs (pronounced Ra-para) is a unique oasis in the dry Marlborough landscape with natural underground springs providing a life source for the vines. This pure water enables the vineyards to produce outstanding fruit with minimal intervention. The logo represents the water of the multiple springs that flow from their stony aquifer.
Within Marlborough there are many diverse microclimates and soil types. Rapaura is home to generous ripe fruity flavours: Wairau the pungent exotic fruits and passionfruit, Waihopai Valley and Ward add a flinty minerality to the mix with some citrus and the Awatere Valley giving generous herbaceous notes. They have taken each area’s qualities and blended them to achieve a full harmonious wine with pungent aromas and lovely acidity.
Once harvested, the fruit was gently pressed and the juice fermented at cool temperatures to capture the vibrant fruit flavours from the vineyards. Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc has a broad range of fine fruit flavours from each of the Marlborough sub-regions.
The 2018 growing season in Marlborough was not without some challenges. December we enjoyed perfect flowering conditions, January was one of the warmest on record, February delivered some rain and March was characterised by extended dry periods and high sunshine hours. Despite all this, the fruit ripened nicely on the vines, earlier than normal, and the fruit was clean, ripe and intensely flavoured come harvest in April.
Lifted passion fruit, lychee and pink grapefruit aromas with herbal and zesty citrus notes. A pure and vibrant wine with layers of tropical citrus fruits and gooseberry flavours. Crisp acidity and a long and refreshing finish. A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it’s sure to impress.
Try with grilled fish and herb butter, a crisp Caesar salad or the favourite fish and chips!
Best served at 10-12°C
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show
Double Gold – China Wine and Spirits Awards
5 Stars – Raymond Chan
93 Points / 5 Stars – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Marlborough, New Zealand
100% Sauvignon Blanc