Baron Benjamin de Rothschild had the real desire to create his own Sauvignon Blanc. He purchased around 24 hectares of vineyard, ideally located on the prestigious Rapaura Road, in the heart of the Marlborough region of New Zealand. This area’s cool climate is perfect for ripening high quality sauvignon blanc grapes and providing them with their typical lemon and grapefruit flavours, together with crisp acidity.
The wines come from a single vineyard named Rimapere, meaning “five arrows» in the Maori language, pays a dual tribute to the Rothschild family’s emblem and the traditional local culture.
- Winemaking: Gentle pneumatic pressing, cold settling, fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks (11 to 18 C)
- Soil type: Rapaura Series, Stony Soil free draining, with a small Silty top layer
- Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Food and wine: Can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or with a carpaccio of scallops.