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"Gorgeously expressed & immensely enjoyable" Wine Orbit

Perfumed with inviting aromas of strawberries & cream on the bouquet

Perfect with creamy rock oysters or a tomato, feta & basil pasta

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020

Member rating / 9
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21



Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2020

Member rating / 9
This gorgeous expression is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris...
$14.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $21.99 $19.12
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Oct 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 5 Stars

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Oct 2020

Awarded 90/100 Points & 4 Stars & Top Value

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2020

Description

  • Off-dry style
  • Strawberries & cream
  • Summer berries & stone fruit
  • Vibrant & crisp

"This is super tasty and hugely appealing; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows watermelon, rockmelon, fig and white floral aromas, followed by an elegant yet concentrated palate that's succulent and fleshy. Gorgeously expressed and immensely enjoyable" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

"Pure, precise, floral and varietal bouquet with sweet red cherry, pink apple skin and peach scents. There’s a lite salty note enhancing a seam of stony mineral then white tropical flower moment. On the palate - a silky texture with a core of lite red fruit, peach and apple flavours that reflect the nose,  fresh and crunchy, super fine fruit tannins and a moment of salty savoury salivation. Seamless through the palate, crisp, refreshing, balanced, well made and primed for summer drinking. Best drinking from today and through 2022+" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Oct 2020

"Bright, light rose-gold with a salmon hue, faintly lighter on edge. The nose is soft and elegantly presented, nuances of peaches, nectarines, strawberries underlying creaminess and flower petals. Dry to taste, medium-light bodied, the palate is bright and fresh with aromas of peaches and nectarines, interwoven freshly squeezed lime, strawberries and rose petals. The palate is smooth-flowing on a lightly creamy line, just enough roundness to keep it fresh. The fruit is just ripe with excellent flavour intensity and freshness, a light note of peppery spice is lifted on the finish. This is an elegant rosé with balanced fruit and fresh acidity, displaying bright stonefruit, strawberries and cream with flower petals detail. Serve as an aperitif and pork katsu over the next 2-3 years" Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Oct 2020

"Succulent, off-dry rosé with cherry, raspberry and watermelon flavours. A hint of sweetness is nicely balanced by fruity acidity. A moreish wine with an ethereal texture" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Dec 2020

Vibrantly pink, with inviting aromas of strawberries and cream. Each glass is loaded with fresh summer berries and stone fruit, with a delightfully refreshing finish. Chill and enjoy!

Perfect weather over flowering in the spring of 2019 produced unprecedented berry numbers. Fortunately, the driest summer on record then suppressed the berry growth. By harvest time, berry size was small to moderate, which has given the wines substantial structure. Late summer brought Marlborough’s trademark cooler nights, that are so important to the aromatic qualities and retention of acidity. The introduction of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 coincided with the beginning of our harvest. The vineyard and winery teams moved incredibly fast to adhere to the very strict distancing and hygiene protocols to allow us to continue to operate.

After harvesting, selected parcels of fruit were allowed extended skin contact for 12 hours, for colour and flavour, before being gently pressed. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel to capture all the vibrant fruit flavours and aroma. This wine is made from a blend of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

The Reserve wines are expertly crafted from selected vineyards with impressive flavour concentration and palate weight. Each bottle of Rapaura Springs tells the story of a lifetime. Of water and wine, and of generations of family working with nature. This label depicts the rocky aquifer at the home vineyard, and the pristine springs that connect it to the land. Winemakers craft exceptional wines that reflect the remarkable landscapes, pure waterways and passionate people.

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13%

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Member Rating

5 Stars

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This rose is the best we have tried. Nice balanced acidity and fresh strawberries evident.

Phil - 30/08/2021


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