Acquired in 2012 by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, the Rimapere vineyard occupies 26 hectares of grapevines in the heart of Marlborough’s iconic “golden mile” in Wairau Valley, home to some of the region’s most expressive whites. Rimapere is a new partnership between Baron Benjamin de Rothschild’s owner of Château Clarke and Château des Laurets, and Terry Peabody owner of Craggy Range. Rimapere means five arrows in Maori and refers to the Rothschild family emblem which symbolises the five brothers who forged this dynasty of entrepreneurs and were the sons of Mayer Amschel Rothschild. The vineyards are ideally situated in the prestigious Rapaura sites, in the heart of Marlborough.
Brilliant very pale straw almost water like colour with a distinctive greenish tinge around the edges and watery hue. Pronounced grassy herbaceous gooseberry and asparagus aromas leap out of the glass followed by some citrus and a faint hint of capsicum. On the palate intense gooseberry flavours intermix with some herbaceous grassy characters, fresh asparagus, citrus and mineral. Clean crisp finish with good textural mouthfeel. Long persistent aftertaste of gooseberry, herbaceous grassy characters, fresh asparagus and citrus.