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Soft acid structure with lovely minerality

A reflection of the purity of waters from the snow-capped Southern Alps

Enjoy with fabulously creamy oysters or grilled chicken

Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Member rating / 7
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77
Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Rapaura Springs Classic Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

Member rating / 7
The journey of this wine begins far from the vineyards it hails from...
$12.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $77.94 6 Btls, $67.77

Description

This 2017 Classic Marlborough Chardonnay displays aromas of vanillin oak, honey dew melon and lemon peel citrus notes giving wasy to complex notes of clove and cinnamon. On the palate, white stone fruits and spicy cinnamon oak, with a soft acid structure and lovely minerality.

The journey of this wine begins far from the vineyards it hails from. Pure water from the snow-capped Southern Alps travels six months through braided rivers and underground aquifers to emerge crystal clear at Rapaura Springs. The Rapaura Classic wines reflect the purity of these waters and tell a story of a lifetime in Marlborough working with nature.

Cooler temperatures during the 2017 growing season extended the ripening period and delivered trademark Marlborough flavours. Careful vineyard and crop management decisions were made to ensure fruit was harvested clean, phenologically ripe and full of flavour. Once pressed, the juice was fermented in a selection of French oak barriques and stainless steel to achieve a nice balance between the toasty oak characters and the fresh, ripe, fruit flavours. Partial malolactic fermentation has softened the wine and added extra texture to the palate. The 2017 Classic wine showcases some of the luscious Chardonnay flavours and aromas from the beautiful Marlborough region.

 

 

 

 

 

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13%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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M
Easy drinking, have had before.

Mary Ellen - 28/06/2020

R
A very nice drop that I am enjoyinh very much.

Roy - 26/04/2020

C
Always a very reliable Chardonnay and priced well below what you expect with such a well crafted wine.

Craig - 03/03/2020


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