Classic Marlborough Pinot Gris$0.00
Lifted florals, stone fruit and pear aromas are interlaced with papaya, honeysuckle and quince notes. The fleshy palate shows luscious tropical & stone fruit flavours with a subtle ginger spice aspect. A lovely ripe acidity carries the full palate through to a lovely mineral finish.
Classic Pinot Gris
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.
This delicious Pinot Gris has ripe and juicy stone fruit, pear, and quince flavours with a hint of spice. The luscious fruit flavours are balanced with mouth-watering acidity.
The 2022 growing season began with significant rain, marking the end of three years of drought in Marlborough. A period of warmth in early December produced a welcome and better than average fruit set. In late February we had a couple of significant rains which replenished the soil moisture levels that had been reduced during summer. During the two weeks that followed, we had cool days and nights which meant the acidities remained on the high side. Harvest coincided with the peak of New Zealand’s Omicron outbreak, which put some pressure on staffing. Excellent teamwork meant we were able to harvest our fruit as it was ready, retaining vibrant acidity and concentrated fruit flavour.
After a careful harvest, our Pinot Gris was taken straight to our winery for pressing. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures, using selected yeast strains, to capture the expressive fruit flavour and aromatics.
Enjoy now, or cellar for up to three years.