FOOD SUGGESTION: OYSTERS / GRILLED FISH / CHEESE / SEAFOOD
WINE NOTES: After the most challenging vintage in 20 years, our world class wine-making team decided to make a statement in 2017 after sampling this single parcel wine. For the last 5 years this vineyard has been our top rated and this vintage was no different, showing an impressive, concentrated, mineral saltiness. With this award winning Single Vineyard wine you will find guava aromas, delicious black currant and floral undertones. The palate is rich and full, with minerality and passion fruit flavours. A wine born from opportunity and worthy of being the first to carry the Single Vineyard Rapaura Springs title.
AWARDS / REVIEWS / ACCOLADES:Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge 2017. “Bright, floral, highly expressive. Impressive blackcurrant scented fruit, intense, all under pinned by racy freshness. Long and mouth-watering.” Judges Comments.
VINIFICATION:Our goal is to preserve the fruit flavours to ensure the aromas and flavours are retained. The cool afternoon easterlies, coming from the ocean north of Marlborough, drop the temperature at night, aiding flavour development. We harvest in the cool of the night, when the fruit is at optimum ripeness. The chilled grapes are quickly delivered to our winery, the closest in the area. The result: The freshest, most expressive and ‘thiol rich’ source of grapes, beautifully captured in the resultant wine.