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
Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks during 2 weeks at 12-18℃
Ageing: 3 months in stainless steel tanks