Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
Marlborough sits at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. The region is bordered by the Cook Strait to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the east, this maritime influence creates a unique climate. The sea breezes provide a cooling influence, which is balanced with intense sunshine. The region has some of the highest sunshine hours in the country. Hot days and the significantly cooler nights add to the complexity of flavour in the grapes grown in Marlborough, combing to create the trademark acidity, freshness, and aromatics in our Sauvignon Blanc. This climatic influence, our soils, and careful viticultural practice work in unison to control vigour, yield, sun exposure on the grapes, flavour balance and ripeness of this pungent varietal.
The unique flavour compounds in the Sauvignon Blanc grape are known as methoxypyrazines (expressed as herbaceous flavours such as capsicum, lemongrass and blackcurrant leaf) and thiols (including blackcurrant, passionfruit, grapefruit and citrus flavours) that can distinctively flavour wine.
At Rapaura Springs, we strive to understand the specific characteristics of each part of our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc vineyards, the sub-regions, climate, terrain, sun exposure and levels of acid found in each block. Each sub-region of Marlborough creates distinct flavours, you can explore these further in our Rohe series. Our Single Vineyard wines delve into our understanding of our best vineyard sites.
Discover the sources of our Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc by exploring our Rapaura Springs vineyards.