Rimapere PLT 101 Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is a classic expression of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a distinctively New Zealand character. The grapes are sourced from carefully selected vineyards in the Wairau and Awatere valleys, which are known for their ideal growing conditions for this grape variety. The wine is named after the PLT 101 clone of Sauvignon Blanc, which is known for its exceptional quality and purity of fruit.
On the nose, this wine is bursting with aromas of ripe tropical fruits, such as passion fruit and mango, along with citrus notes of lime and grapefruit. These vibrant aromas are carried through to the palate, where they are complemented by a lively acidity and a subtle mineral character that adds depth and complexity to the wine. The mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and well-balanced, with a long and satisfying finish.
Rimapere is a joint venture between two prominent wine families - the Rothschilds of Bordeaux's Château Lafite and New Zealand's Nobilo family. The name Rimapere means "five arrows" in Maori, a reference to the five Rothschild arrows that appear on the Château Lafite label. This wine is a testament to the partnership between these two esteemed families and the unique terroir of New Zealand's Marlborough region.