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The Rapaura Springs Reserve Chardonnay is rich and flavourful. Each bottle is bursting with honeysuckle, white peach, nectarine and fresh citrus, all complemented by toasty vanilla and subtle spiced oak characters.
5 Stars / 93 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Gorgeously styled and immediately appealing with ripe peach, baked fig, cedar and vanilla characters on the nose. The beautifully rounded palate displays excellent weight and supple mouthfeel, well supported by creamy texture and refreshing acidity, finishing persistent and satisfying. At its best: now to 2024."
Fruit for the 2020 Reserve Chardonnay is grown predominately in the Southern Valleys sub-region. Perfect weather over flowering in the spring of 2019 produced unprecedented berry numbers. Fortunately, the driest summer on record then suppressed the berry growth. By harvest time, berry size was small to moderate, which has given the wines substantial structure and concentration. Late summer brought Marlborough’s trademark cooler nights, that are so important to our aromatic qualities and retention of acidity. The introduction of a nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 coincided with the beginning of our harvest. The vineyard and winery teams moved incredibly fast to adhere to the very strict distancing and hygiene protocols to allow us to continue to operate. Favourable weather allowed them to pick our Chardonnay when perfectly ripe. After harvest, the fruit was pressed, and the juice fermented in a combination of French oak barriques and puncheons, with 20% new oak. Malolactic fermentation has softened the wine and added extra texture and complexity to the palate.
One of the more vibrant Lindauer's that brings a zesty twist to bubbly. Seeing as it's from Sauvignon Blanc grapes there are bright notes of passionfruit and fresh gooseberry flavours. It is crisp and refreshing, offering ripe fruit flavours with a lingering finish. 12% abv. Read More
Gentle floral notes of crushed rose petal, a lift of freshly cut pear, and a hint of ginger on the nose. It's a generous bubbly with Pinot Gris characters of pear mt with a creamy mouthfeel. Finishes in an off-dry style with an excellent balance between acid and natural sweetness. Read More
Winery vintage clearance on a mouth-wateringly delicious Gizzy Rosé! Waiheke is a small island off the east coast of Auckland and is home to many wineries. Because space is limited many bring grapes up from the regions to be crafted into their own boutique wines on the island. Batch Winery sourced their Merlot and Malbec from Gisborne and through their own production have crafted this fresh and fruity 2018 rose. Like their sparkling expression, this has notes of red apple, ripe strawberry, and vanilla – the perfect summer drop. Drink now! Perfect with a cheeseboard or pavlova. Gisborne, New Zealand 11.5% abv.... Read More
Lindauer is synonymous with Kiwi picnics. It's easy drinking as it's a a drier style wine, the taste is crisp and complex with notes of citrus fruits with hints of strawberry sorbet and toasty notes. It is well balanced with lifted creaminess coming from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. [info Alcohol_Level="11%" Grapes="Blend" Seal="Screw Top"] Read More