Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!

The clocks went back a while ago, the first buds of spring are now bunches of flowers and the sun has arrived for our typical English summer (April).

So traditionally it’s out with the old and in with the new!

At Red Bottle Towers we have worked ceaselessly over the cold winter months to find some new wines to tickle your taste buds.

Not just ordinary wines, when tasting a few hundred at various tastings with our major importers, these had to shock us out of our reverie by their personality, quality and charm. 

This winter there were a few wineries in both the New and Old world that really stood out for us and you will see some of the wines landing on the wine list now or shortly.

Today I want to talk to you about one great find…

Rapaura Springs


New Zealand has long had a great affinity for Sauvignon Blanc and even an old Francophile like me has thoroughly enjoyed the different and often much more expressive side of the grape that comes from the cool climate of New Zealand.

Marlborough is the place Rapaura Springs call home: to live and create wines of character and beauty. Their goal is to enhance the environment around them through sustainable vineyard and winemaking practices that will leave a natural legacy for future generations.

Launched to critical acclaim in New Zealand with the release of their 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (which was awarded Cuisine magazine’s highest rating of ‘Five Stars’ and ‘Best Buy’) Rapaura Springs continues to produce high quality, award winning wines from New Zealand’s most recognized wine region, winning 14 gold medals and three trophies in the past 11 months.

Food friendly wines with varietal expression, depth of flavour and a fine line of acidity. The Rapaura Springs range consists of a standard and reserve style Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all from Marlborough. Fruit is accessed from 20 vineyards (four of which are owned by the family), highlighting up to 54 distinct parcels and offering excellent selection and broad, sub-regional, blending options.

At red Bottle we have added both the Sauvignon Blancs to our wine list (each beautiful in their own right) and in the case of the Pinot, the Reserve was just so much nicer than the regular that we put all our eggs bottles in that one basket

All three of these wines will be available for tasting at our ‘Spring Tasting Evening’ at Red Bottle Towers…. On Wednesday May 11th…..more information to follow…

They are also available on a launch offer here

So pop over to our web site www.redbottle.co.uk to find them….

Happy Spring


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