Classic Marlborough Pinot Noir$0.00
Succulent dark cherry and raspberry fruit aromas combine with a hint of underlying spicy oak on the nose.
Classic Pinot Noir
Our Classic wines capture the most vibrant flavours in each variety. Pure in flavour and their 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.
Aromas of ripe cherry and dark plum fruits are complemented by a hint of spicy oak. Juicy fruit flavours are finely balanced with savoury truffle characters and a silky elegant finish.
2020 was a brilliant vintage. Dry, warm weather, followed by Marlborough’s trademark cooler nights, helped to create intense aromatics and vibrant acidity. It would’ve been one of the smoothest harvests we have experienced, if it wasn’t for COVID-19.
The introduction of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the virus coincided with the beginning of picking, bringing with it the very real possibility of shut-down, preventing us from harvesting our fruit. Our vineyard and winery teams moved incredibly fast to adhere to strict distancing and hygiene protocols to allow us to continue to operate.
Each parcel was individually vinified, cold soaked and then fermented with a combination of wild and traditional Pinot Noir yeasts. The must was gently plunged three times a day to extract colour and tannin. After the wine was pressed off skins it underwent malolactic fermentation and was oak aged for nine months, before being blended and bottled.
Enjoy now, or cellar for up to two years.