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"Wonderfully fruited & hugely appealing" Wine Orbit

"Luscious Sauvignon Blanc with passionfruit, guava, struck-flint, melon & lime flavours" Bob Campbell, MW

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

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Member rating / 20
$14.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21
Awarded Double Gold Medal: Best Value Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 96/100 Points Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Rapaura Springs Reserve Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Member rating / 20
Their Reserve wines are expertly crafted from selected vineyards with impressive flavour concentration and palate weight..
$14.99p/Btl
6 Btls, $89.94 6 Btls, $78.21

Accolades

Awarded Double Gold Medal: Best Value

China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021

Awarded Gold Medal & 95/100 Points

NWWA 2021

Awarded 96/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2021

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Aug 2021

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4 Stars & Top Value

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2021

Description

  • Dry style
  • Tropical fruit
  • Black currant leaf
  • Crisp acidity

"Offering impressive fruit purity and power, it's instantly appealing with green rockmelon, passionfruit, kiwifruit and kaffir lime notes on the nose, followed by a concentrated palate delivering excellent weight and juicy fruit intensity. Wonderfully fruited and hugely appealing" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2021

"Bright, pale yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is softly full and lifted, nuances of lime, fresh-cut herbs, melded with gooseberries, guava and white spice. Medium-light bodied, aromas of guava, lime, mango layers entwined white spice and cut herbs. The flavours have intensity and depth, support by well-balanced lively acidity. Fine-textured, chalky phenolic carry a hint of sea salt linger to linearity. This is a refined Sauvignon Blanc with well-defined layers of tropical fruit, herbs and spices. Match with sweet & sour fish and steamed mussels over the next 3-4 years" Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Aug 2021

"Full-bodied, almost luscious sauvignon blanc with passionfruit, guava, struck-flint, melon and lime flavours supported by fruity acidity and fine, peppery tannins" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2021

This wine was created to redefine the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc style. A real crowd pleaser, it is loved for its juicy, ripe flavours and restrained acidity. Each glass is brimming with succulent flavours of passionfruit, tropical fruit and crushed black currant leaf. The fruit flavour is balanced with crisp acidity and a distinct salty minerality, which combine to create a mouth-watering finish.

The Sauvignon Blanc for this wine is grown in the Dillons Point and Wairau sub-regions, known for expressive aromatics and ripe fruit flavour. They believe these sites grow the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough.

2021 was another unique vintage, one of the earliest and shortest on record. The growing season was the third in a series of drought vintages, the stress on the vines was compounded by a huge wind run. The combination of some early frost events and a poor flowering resulted in lower yields and smaller bunches than usual. This, combined with the dry conditions, has meant that disease levels are incredibly low this year, resulting in better flavours and pristine fruit with good concentration, good tannin and good colour. They're thrilled with the concentration and intensity of flavour in their 2021 wines, this vintage will be one to remember.

Their winery is the only facility in this sub-region, meaning their grapes are immediately pressed after harvest, minimising skin contact. This allows them to capture all the expressive aromatics and fruit flavour, without bitter phenolics. After pressing, the juice was settled and then cool fermented in stainless steel to retain the vibrant flavours and aromas. They use a variety of yeast strains to provide palate weight and complexity.

Their 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. Their label depicts the rocky aquifer at their home vineyard, and the pristine springs that connect it to the land. They make exceptional wines that reflect their remarkable landscapes, pure waterways and passionate people.

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Alcohol

13.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (12)

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Superb in value and quality.

Leonard - 08/10/2021

I
Outstanding value for money

Ian - 08/10/2021

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best white ever

robert - 13/09/2021

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Very drinkable

Alison - 07/09/2021

R
Very nice drop. Fresh, vibrant and plenty of flavour. Would buy again.

Richaerd - 11/10/2021

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Outstanding value for the price

Alex - 10/10/2021

T
Excellent value and wine

Tom - 21/09/2021

One of her in doors favourites. I think the reserve is well priced she likes the wine

Martyn - 17/09/2021

R
Delicious. We’re back for more and it is just as good

Russell & Mary - 15/09/2021

R
Has become one of my favourites.

Robert - 07/09/2021

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pleasant

noelene - 11/10/2021

J
Very happy with my purchase

Judith - 18/08/2021


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