Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir$0.00
Lifted aromas of berry and spice combine with a smooth and vibrant palate. A wine full of complex fruit flavours, spicy oak notes and underpinned by a fine tannin structure.
Reserve Central Otago Pinot Noir
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.
Rich aromas of dark berries, vanilla bean and subtle thyme lead into flavours of vibrant dark fruit with a touch of spicy oak. Softly integrated tannins and juicy acidity create flavours that linger.
The fruit for this wine comes from vineyards set among the rugged landscape of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. The glacial based soils produce wines with fragrant, lush, fruit balanced by delicate acidity. Our Pinot Noir fruit was carefully harvested in the cool of the night to help preserve the fresh flavours from the vineyard. After harvest the fruit was cold soaked for five days to extract flavour, tannin and colour.
Fermentation followed, in small open top tanks, using a selection of yeasts. The wine was plunged three times a day to extract colour and tannins from the skins. Select parcels were then allowed to macerate for an additional five days, further extracting colour and flavours after fermentation. After gently pressing the wine off skins, the wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the palate, before maturing in French oak for ten months, including 20% new oak.