- Region New Zealand
- Wine Style Soft Fruity Reds
- Wine Type Red
- Grapes Pinot Noir
- Body Medium
- Sweet Dry
- Tannin Low
- Acidity Balanced
- Alcohol Medium
- Closure Screw Top
Each bottle of Rapaura Springs tells the story of a lifetime. Of water and wine, and of generations of family working with nature. Their label depicts the rocky aquifer at our home vineyard, and the pristine springs that connect it to our land. We make exceptional wines that reflect the remarkable landscapes, pure waterways and passionate people. The Reserve wines are expertly crafted from selected vineyards with impressive flavour concentration and palate weight.
5 Stars, 93 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "This is instantly appealing on the nose, showing sweet plum, cherry, violet and roasted nut characters with a lovely spicy overtone. The palate is succulent and flavoursome, while remaining elegant and poised. A wonderfully styled pinot, offering fabulous drinking."
The 2019 growing season started well in Marlborough with good soil moisture and warm, even springtime temperatures. Soil temperatures were cooler as a result of rainfall, before extended hot and dry weather over Summer resulted in advanced ripening, with low disease pressure and outstanding fruit quality.
Fruit for the Reserve Marlborough Pinot Noir is grown in the Southern Valley, Kaituna and Ward sub-regions, each site offering unique fruit flavour. After harvest, the Pinot Noir was cold soaked for five days and fermented in small batches in open-top fermenters. Each ferment was plunged three times a day to extract colour and tannins from the skins. The wine was left to macerate for five days before a gentle pressing off the skins. The wine underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the palate and was then aged in French oak barriques for 10 months, including 20% new oak.
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the ‘Complete Orders’ link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We’ll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we’ve received and processed the returned item.