Rapaura Springs ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017

11-Jul-2018

Rapaura Springs is the very successful label of the Neylon and Wiffin families who operate the Spring Creek Vintners custom crush facility in Marlborough. What started as a very good value label has evolved into a brand with very high quality, while retaining the value. The wines are regularly seen in the gold medal and trophy level at wine shows, and receive critical acclaim from the wine media. I’ve certainly rated a number of the wines at 5-star level. Winemaker Michael Bann has been working hard at raising the bar with these wines, and with Sam Harrop MW and Matt Thomson coming on board to consult, I can only see the wines getting even better. Here, I review the 2017 ‘Reserve’ Pinot Gris. With this difficult vintage, I think I see an emphasis on style, rather than variety, as from the previous 2017 ‘Reserve’ wines I reviewed. This Pinot Gris is one possessing savoury complexing detail in addition to the varietal fruit. www.rapaurasprings.co.nz


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