Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Country: New Zealand
Soil: Omaka stony silt loam
Baron Edmond de Rothschild Rimapere Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015
The vineyard is ideally located on the prestigious site of Rapaura in the heart of Marlborough. The fresh climate of this region is conducive to producing Sauvignon Blanc of excellent quality, giving these grapes a certain freshness arising from good acidity and the typical lemon and grapefruit aromas.
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.