"Each bottle of Rapaura Springs tells a story of a lifetime in Marlborough — of water and wine, and working with nature.
A lot of people say great winemaking begins in the vineyard, but for us it begins far earlier, high in the Southern Alps. It takes months for the pure water from these snow-capped mountains to filter through braided rivers and underground aquifers to make its way to our Rapaura Springs home vineyard, and for our vines to grow and bear fruit for harvest. That full cycle of nature defines our lives and shapes the way we live.
These are wines made by family and friends, and imbued with our resilience and realised dreams. They carry the story of bettering our best and breaking boundaries. Of discovering new things and savouring the moment. Of sunrises and sunsets, interspersed by days full of fun and full of hard work. We appreciate what we’ve got and constantly redefine what we’ve got to give.
Year on year, we share new perspectives from our home in Marlborough, protecting our water and land, and growing wines that help define Marlborough."
FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW
Rapaura Springs Classic Sauvignon Blanc 2020, MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 04-Sep-2020Bright, pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is fresh and vibrant, aromas of gooseberries, limes, mangoes, melded with green herbs and white florals. Medium-light bodied, dry to taste, tropical fruit of mango, lime and gooseberry have an excellent juicy core, a touch of sea salt enlivened palate, unveiling fresh green herbs and elderflower notes. The acidity is electric, supporting the succulent tropical fruit, flows with great energy and flavours. The touch of sea salt balanced out the fruit and acid, broaden the palate and added interest. The rounded mouthfeel completes the wine to a lengthy finish. This is an up-front, crisp Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit, herbs and florals details with a long round finish. Match with clams and mussels over the next 2-3 years. 18.5/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $14.99
Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2020, MarlboroughSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - MarlboroughReview Date : 04-Sep-2020Bright, very pale straw-yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and fresh, nuances of salted lime, passionfruit, cassis, along with herbs and dried florals. Medium-bodied, the palate is buoyant, a savoury tone of lime, passionfruit and cassis are moreish; entwined with delicate white pepper, herbs and white florals. The palate is broad on a savoury line flows with crunchy minerals and a light phenolic textured-line. The acidity is supportive and lively, carries fruit and complexity to a sustained finish. This is a savoury Sauvignon Blanc with calm and gentle nature, showing complexity and control, brings flavours of tropical fruit, cassis, herbs and white florals to a long finish. Match with simple fish and pork dish over the next 2 years. 18/20 pts Sept 2020 RRP $18.99