Trophy & Champion Sauvignon Blanc – International Wines & Spirits Competition 2015
Trophy: & Champion Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough Wine Show
5 Stars and Equal Top in Category – Winestate Magazine Sauvignon Blanc Tasting December 2015
90 Points – Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars, Top 10 and Best Buy Sauvignon Blanc – CUISINE Magazine (Dec / Jan 2017)
Silver Medal – New Zealand International Wine Competition
93 Points / 5 Stars – “It is intensely aromatic on the nose showing passionfruit, feijoa, green rock-melon and lime zest characters. The palate is beautifully weighted and generously flavoured, and offers lovely fruit purity and vibrancy, leading to a lingering mouth-watering finish. A highly enjoyable Sauvignon” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
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 harvested, the fruit was gently pressed and the juice fermented at cool temperatures to capture the crisp fruit flavours from the vineyards. Our Rapaura Springs Sauvignon Blanc has a broad range of fine fruit flavours from across the various Marlborough sub-regions. A quintessential Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it’s sure to impress.
Winemakers tasting note
Our 2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc displays passionfruit, melon and pink grapefruit aromas combined with lifted herbal and zesty citrus notes. A pure and vibrant wine it offers layer upon layer of delicious citrus, tropical and gooseberry flavours. An underlying, attractive, flinty-ness combines with the vibrant fruit flavours and crisp acidity to deliver a long and refreshing finish.
Try with grilled fish and herb butter or a crisp Caeser salad.