Awarded New Zealand Winery of the Year 2015, and 91 points for this delicious, peachy, spice Chardonnay at the 2017 New World Wine Awards, Rapaura Springs is reaching the same dizzying highs with Chardonnay as it does with its magnificent Sauvignons.
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"Fleshy, flavoursome Chardonnay with a smooth and sumptuous texture. Plenty of richness and spicy oak"
Bob Campbell MW 90 Points
Owned by the Neylon family, Rapaura Springs has an astonishing track record of trophies and top points for its wines. The family started their farming career with mussels and apples, but found vines much more rewarding. They have vineyards throughout the best sites in Marlborough, and also work with a handful of skilled and loyal growers to gain access to the finest fruit. The result is knock-out wines like this mouthwatering Chardonnay, described by top NZ critic Bob Campbell MW as “an impossibly bold and complex wine that offers excellent value”. It’s fermented partially in oak barrels to add complexity and to showcase the unique Chardonnay characters that come from Marlborough’s Southern Valley sub-region. Enjoy chilled with seafood.
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