2023 Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

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Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Appellation Marlborough (Appellation)
Winery Rapaura Springs
Vintage 2023
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13%)
Drink window 2024 - 2027
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Family-owned Rapaura Springs was founded in 2005 and is one of the top 10 largest wineries in Marlborough. Purity and cleanliness 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 a path of 6 months to reach the vineyards. The word 'Rapaura' therefore means: flowing 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 produced sustainably.

The 2023 growing season started with above average bunches on the canes in most Marlborough districts. Unstable and cooler weather during flowering resulted in loose and lighter bunches, with the net effect being an average yield for most varieties and regions. The weather around the time of veraison was unstable and sometimes threatening. They got lucky at Ra[paura Spring and just missed the destruction of the cyclone that hit the east coast of the North Island. Many other wine companies in the region were more unlucky and lost much of the harvest. The weather then settled into a pattern reminiscent of the early 2000s harvests. The nights were particularly cool, and this helped to hold off any small levels of botrytis that had developed in the early, unsettled weather. It was a vintage where patience was rewarded with fully ripe grapes with concentrated flavors and classic acidity.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine are grown in the Dillons Point and lower Wairau sub-regions, which are known for their expressive aromas and ripe fruit flavors - without a doubt one of the best places to grow the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. The Rapaura winery is the only facility in this sub-region, meaning the grapes can be pressed immediately after harvest, minimizing skin contact. This allows all the expressive aromas and fruit flavors to be captured, without bitter phenols. After pressing, the juice was settled and then fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve the vibrant flavors and aromas. The wine then spends at least 6 months sur lie in steel and this gives the Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc Reserve a dose of extra complexity. Each sip is bursting with the juicy flavors of passion fruit, tropical fruit and blackcurrant. The fruit flavor is balanced with fresh acidity and a pronounced salty minerality, which together provide a delicious aftertaste.

DIETARY INFORMATION
Suitable for vegans, vegetarians and a gluten-free diet.

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Vineyard for 2023 Rapaura Springs Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Reserve

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.

More Information
Type of Wine White
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Appellation Marlborough (Appellation)
Winery Rapaura Springs
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan Yes
Vintage 2023
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 13
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging No
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Screw cap
Promotion Tier Price
James Suckling rating 90
Tasting Profiles Aromatic, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Green & grassy, Tense, Tropical fruit, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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