Reserve Marlborough Pinot Gris$0.00
Our Reserve Pinot Gris has inviting nashi pear, apricot and rockmelon aromas, with a hint of spice. Full of fruit character, but not too sweet, this off-dry wine is delightfully drinkable. The flavours linger long after your glass is empty.
Reserve Pinot Gris
Expertly crafted from our favourite vineyards, our Reserve wines have impressive flavour concentration and palate weight. 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.
Delightfully drinkable, inviting nashi pear, apricot and rock melon characters are complemented with a hint of spice. Full of fruit character, but not too sweet, its juicy and very tasty!
The 2021 vintage was one of the earliest and shortest on record. The growing season was the third in a series of drought vintages, the stress on the vines was compounded by a huge wind run. The combination of some early frost events and a poor flowering resulted in lower yields and smaller bunches than usual. This, combined with the dry conditions, has meant that disease levels are incredibly low this year, resulting in better flavours and pristine fruit with good concentration, good tannin and good colour. We’re thrilled with the concentration and intensity of flavour in our 2021 wines, this vintage will be one to remember.
After harvesting, the Pinot Gris fruit was gently pressed and the juice was floated and clean racked for fermentation. A selection of yeast strains were used at cool and warm temperatures giving the wine vibrant fresh fruit flavours and a weighty textural element. The fermentation was stopped, slightly off dry.
Enjoy now, or cellar for up to three years.