Rapaura Springs Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2023


One of the most under rated premium SB's in the country.

Trophy for Champion Sauvignon Blanc – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
Gold Medal – Aotearoa Regional Wine Competition 2023
Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2023

Top Value & 94/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, October 2023 

"Tangy, refreshing sauvignon with passionfruit, guava, gooseberry, nectarine and green apple flavours supported by bright, punchy acidity that drives a lingering finish. Smooth-textured wine in a truly dry style."

"The Sauvignon Blanc for this wine is grown in the Dillons Point and Wairau sub-regions, known for expressive aromatics and ripe fruit flavour. We believe these sites grow the best Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough. Our winery is the only facility in this sub-region, meaning our grapes are immediately pressed after harvest, minimising skin contact. This allows us to capture all the expressive aromatics and fruit flavour, without bitter phenolics. After pressing, the juice was settled and then cool fermented in stainless steel to retain the vibrant flavours and aromas. We use a variety of yeast strains to provide palate weight and complexity." Winery

"It’s gorgeously aromatic and instantly appealing on the nose with kiwifruit, crunchy apple, rockmelon and lemon peel aromas, followed by an intensely flavoursome palate that’s juicy and lively. Upfront and pristine with loads of delicious flavours. At its best: now to 2026." 5 Stars & 94/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2023