Rapaura Chardonnay
Single Product Bg

RAPAURA CHARDONNAY

Our carefully manicured vineyard sites, selected specifically with the Rapaura Series of wines in mind, have produced some beautiful Chardonnay fruit – Rich and fruity with layers of complexity and a rich weighty finish.
Varietal Chardonnay
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Volume 750ml
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13.5%
Peak Drinking 0 – 8 Years

Tasting Notes Download PDF

This wine shows a complex array of aromas. Fresh cut peach and grapefruit peel are coupled with nutty charry oak and baked pastry characters.

Aroma & Palate

This wine shows a complex array of aromas. Fresh cut peach and grapefruit peel are coupled with nutty charry oak and baked pastry characters. The broad palate shows layers of citrus and roast nuts with a
rich and creamy texture.

Enjoy With

Serve slightly chilled on its own or with the freshest white fish or shellfish you can get. Fabulous with barbecue king prawns coated with a lime zest butter, smoked salmon bruschetta, and seared tuna steaks. Equally good paired with pesto chicken with pinenuts, as well as richer dishes such as pork loin in creamy garlic sauce.
Stoneleigh Grapes On Vine

WINEMAKING DETAILS

Grapes for this wine were 100% hand harvested at the peak of flavour intensity, and whole bunch pressed direct into French tight grained oak, of which 80% was new and 20% one year old and allowed to ferment naturally. After fermentation, the wine was then gently lees stirred for 5 months during malolactic fermentation and maturation, to enhance palate weight and complexity. The barrels were tasted and the best chosen for blending irrespective of age to achieve the most harmonious representation of the unique vineyard site.

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Awards

Best in Show – New Zealand International Wine Show, 2019
Vintage: 2018
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4.5 Stars – Michael Cooper, 2020
Vintage: 2017
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