Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc$0.00
Pure and vibrant with layers of passionfruit, tropical fruit, and ripe citrus. Capturing all the trademark sub-regional flavours of Marlborough.
Classic Sauvignon Blanc
Our Classic wines capture the most vibrant flavours in each variety. Pure in flavour and expression, our wines reflect the best of Marlborough.
Adorning every label on every bottle of Rapaura Springs wine is a simple symbol – a circle of rocks that signify the pure spring in our home vineyard in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand. Our label and our name represent our intimate connection to the pristine waters that collect high in the Southern Alps and are gradually filtered beneath the region’s braided rivers, refreshing the deep underground aquifers that feed our vines, and bubble up in our own Rapaura Springs. The purity of our springs influences how we craft our wine and tend our vineyards.
Pure and vibrant with layers of passionfruit, tropical fruit, and ripe citrus. Juicy fruit flavours and soft acidity combine to deliver a mouth-watering finish. Capturing all the trademark sub-regional flavours of Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc is sure to impress.
The 2023 growing season started with above average bunch numbers in most districts in Marlborough. Unsettled and cooler weather over flowering resulted in loose and lighter bunches, with the net effect of producing average yields across most varieties and regions. The weather around the time of veraison was unstable, and at times threatening. We just missed out on the destruction of the cyclone that hit the east coast of the North Island. The weather then settled into a pattern reminiscent of the harvests in the early 2000s. The nights were particularly cool, and this helped to arrest any small levels of botrytis that had started in the early unsettled weather. It was a vintage where patience was rewarded and those who waited harvested fully ripe grapes with concentrated flavours and classic acidity. The extended ripening period allowed us to harvest Sauvignon Blanc as it was perfectly ripe, the fruit was then taken straight to our winery located in the lower-Wairau valley. The fruit was gently pressed, and batch fermented at cool temperatures, using a variety of yeast strains, to capture the vibrant fruit flavours and aromatics from our Marlborough vineyards. The 2023 fruit quality is exceptional, we are proud to share these wines with you.
Enjoy now, or cellar for up to two years.