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.
Our Reserve Pinot Gris has inviting nashi pear, apricot, and rock melon 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.
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 harvesting, the Pinot Gris fruit was gently pressed, and the juice was floated and clean and racked for fermentation. Selected yeast strains were used at cool and warm temperatures, giving the wine vibrant fresh fruit and a weighty textural element. The fermentation was stopped, slightly off-dry.
Enjoy now, or cellar for up to three years.