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History of Rimapere

Golden Rapaura Road mile, heart of Marlborough
Partnership between Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and Mr. Terry Peabody (Owner of Craggy Range Winery, NZ)
Winemaking team from CVBER and Mr. Steve Smith only viticultural specialist and MW in the world. Rimapere means 5 arrows in Maori.

Vineyard and Varietals

  • Soil: Omaka Sotny silt loam
  • <<warm cool>> climate: sunny but cool seabreeze keeps temperature below 30 degrees
  • Cool nights keeps acidity and alcohol
  • Varietals planted: (24ha)
  • 19ha Saivgnon Blanc
  • 5 ha Pinot Noir
  • Average age of vines:8-10 years

Harvest, Vinification, Aging

  • Mannual Harvest
  • Skin Contact
  • Pneumatic Pressing
  • Cold Settling
  • Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks during 2 weeks at 12-18℃
  • Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel tanks