2019 Rapaura Springs Marlborough Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay
Founded in 2005, family-owned Rapaura Springs is one of the top 10 largest wineries in Marlborough. Purity and purity is what Rapaura Springs stands for. For example, the water used for the vines comes from the Rapaura Spring water source, far away from the vineyards. This crystal clear and pure water from the Wairau River flows through the rocks and travels for 6 months to reach the vineyards. The word 'Rapaura' therefore means: running water. There is great attention to detail within the New Zealand winery and the makers strive to make the most exceptional, clean and pure wines. All wines are sustainably produced.
Rapaura Springs' Single Vineyard series of wines are sourced from the finest vineyards and represent the best of the Marlborough region. Made in very limited quantities. The Bull Paddock Vineyard is located in the Dillons Point sub-region of the lower Wairau Valley in Marlborough, where the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough grows. The land was originally used for bull breeding, before the Neylon family realized the potential of the terroir and planted Sauvignon Blanc. The young, well-drained, mineral-rich alluvial soils now produce grapes with heightened aromas and ripe flavours. It has a distinctive minerality to the wines grown in this vineyard.
The Bouldevines Vineyard is located at the entrance to the Omaka Valley in the Southern Valleys sub-region. The soil is stony, alluvial and permeable to water. This sub-region is inland and temperatures are cooler than the coastal sub-regions, allowing the grapes to reach optimum ripeness and expressive fruit flavor while retaining vibrant acidity. The Rapaura Springs Marlborough Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay has complex and seductive characters of grapefruit, citrus and white peach which are complemented by mineral flavors of wet pebble flint, vanilla and spicy oak. This wine has a creamy texture with good balance and length and is one of the best chardonnays from Marlborough. Can age excellently
The 2019 growing season in Marlborough got off to a slow start with below average temperatures and increased rainfall resulting in cooler soil temperatures. Prolonged warm and dry weather resulted in advanced ripening and an earlier than average start of the harvest. The fruit was hand-picked in the cool of the morning, then taken directly to the winery and pressed throughout the bunch. After pressing, the juice was sent to the barrel, including a selection of older and new oak barrels (47% new). Here the wine completed on the basis of spontaneous fermentation and matured for 10 months, after which the wine received a further 6-8 months of bottle aging.
Family-owned Rapaura Springs was founded in 2005 and is among the top 10 largest wineries in Marlborough. Purity and purity is what Rapaura Springs stands for. The water used for the vines comes from the water source Rapaura Spring, far away from the vineyards. This crystal clear and pure water from the Wairau River flows through the rocks and travels for 6 months to reach the vineyards. The word 'Rapaura' therefore means: running water. Within the New Zealand winery there is a lot of attention to detail and the makers strive to make the most exceptional, pure and pure wines. The wines are sustainably produced and have received critical acclaim from Harold Hammersma and Hubrecht Duijker, among others, and Sauvignon Blanc has been voted Worlds best Sauvignon Blanc at the 2015 International Spirit and Wine competition in London.
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||90|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Rich, Round, Full, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|