Baron Edmond de Rothschild Rimapere Pinot Noir 2016
Rimapere is a partnership between the Baron Benjamin de Rothschild (owner of château Clarke in Bordeaux) and Mister Terry Peabody, owner of Craggy Range winery in New Zealand. Light limpid purple colour. Expressive nose with cherry and gooseberry notes, with floral and mineral notes. Crip mouthfeel thanks to a good acidity level, and nice aromatic length.
In 2012, Benjamin de Rothschild noted that the Compagnie Vinicole's portfolio was short on white wines. He first considered increasing the production of Merle Blanc at Château Clarke or branching out to other prestigious French regions, such as Burgundy or the Loire. But his taste for adventure, combined with the Compagnie Vinicole's pioneering spirit, could not be suppressed: the Baron ultimately decided to explore a new part of the world, New Zealand. This country, and especially the Marlborough wine region, offers remarkable conditions for growing sauvignon blanc.