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"No.1 Chardonnay" Cuisine Magazine

"Taut, youthful Chardonnay with grapefruit, citrus, white peach, struck-flint & spicy oak flavours" Bob Campbell, MW

Great to pair with savoury dishes such as smoked trout, ceviche, & pungent wash-rind cheeses

Rapaura Springs Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Member rating / 2
$29.99p/Btl
Erp $36.99 $32.17
6 Btls, $179.94 6 Btls, $156.47
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars - Best Buy Black Market 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 93/100 Points Awarded Top 5 Single Vineyard
Rapaura Springs Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Rapaura Springs Bouldevines Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Member rating / 2
No.1 Chardonnay
$29.99p/Btl
Erp $36.99 $32.17
6 Btls, $179.94 6 Btls, $156.47

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealad International Wine Show 2020

Awarded 5 Stars, Best Buy & No.1 Chardonnay

Cuisine Magazine, Issue 207, 2021

Awarded 94/100 Points

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Aug 2020

Awarded 93/100 Points & 4 Stars

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

Description

  • Spicy oak
  • Peach & grapefruit
  • Vanilla & baking spices
  • Great length & balance

"From free-draining gravel soils at the entrance of the Omaka Valley. Taut, youthful chardonnay with grapefruit, citrus, white peach, struck-flint and spicy oak flavours" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Aug 2020

"Complex, edgy and enticing bouquet of Chardonnay - aromas of gun-flint and spice, grapefruit and apple, white peach and flowers. On the palate - equally complex and loaded with texture. Flavours of yellow and white orchard fruits, riper citrus, still edgy with a flinty mineral flavour then some lees-like flavours of white and brown baking spices. The oak is present, but quiet adding a light nutty and mild toasty flavour and complexity. Great balance and length with an intriguing finish" Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, Aug 2020

Complex and enticing grapefruit, citrus and white peach characters are complemented by struck-flint, vanilla and spicy oak flavours. This wine is textural, with great balance and length. Immediately enjoyable, this wine will reward cellaring for the next five years. 

The Bouldevines Vineyard is located at the entrance to the Omaka Valley, which sits closer to the hills. The soil is stony, alluvial and free-draining. This sub-region is cooler, which allows the grapes to achieve optimum ripeness and expressive fruit flavour, while retaining vibrant acidity.

The 2019 Marlborough growing season had a slow start with below average temperatures and higher rainfall resulting in cooler ground temperatures. Extended hot and dry weather resulted in advanced ripening and an earlier than average start to harvest. The fruit was hand picked in the cool of the morning, then taken straight to the winery and whole-bunch pressed. After pressing, the juice was sent to barrel, a selection of older and new oak barrels (47% new) were used. Here it completed wild fermentation, before aging for 10 months.

The Rapaura Single Vineyard wines hail from premium vineyard sites and represent the best of their region. Each bottle of Rapaura Springs tells the story of a lifetime. Of water and wine, and of generations of family working with nature. The label depicts the rocky aquifer at their home vineyard, and the pristine springs that connect it to our land. The winemakers make exceptional wines that reflect their remarkable landscapes, pure waterways and passionate people.

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13.5%

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Member Rating

5 Stars

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