The Rarangi vineyard in the Lower Wairau Valley is noted by its maritime influence in denser soils resulting in forward aromatics with a boxwood and straw characteristics in finished wines. The site in the Wairau Plains is a stony, low-vigor vineyard growing grapes contributing bold stone fruit character. The third vineyard for Rain is Ben Morven, one of the north-facing vineyards in the Southern Valleys. This site is planted mostly on alluvial soils with a higher proportion of clay moving up the surrounding hills. Grapes from this vineyard have notably tropical aromas such as pineapple and passionfruit.
Rain Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Download PDF
|Farming Practices||certified Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ)|
|Soils||maritime elements (Rarangi), stony poor soils (Wairu), and alluvial soils with clay (Ben Morven)|
|Harvest Technique||machine harvested at night between mid-March and early April|
|Fermentation||stainless steel ferment|
|Maturation||6 months on lees|
|Sulfur||33 ppm Free SO2 / 100 ppm total|