With a desire to create his own Sauvignon Blanc, Baron Benjamin de Rothschild acquired 24 hectares of vineyards, ideally located on the prestigious Rapaura Road in the heart of New Zealand’s Marlborough region, and launched Rimapere’s production.
Colour: Pale gold with a vibrant shine.
Nose: Explosion of citrus fruits first, lime and ripe lemon, then white flowers, freshly crushed almonds and a nice minerality, to finish with notes of gunflint and flint.
Palate: Elegant texture, rich in fat on the palate, with a ripe tart line. Crisp citrus flavour: lime juice, lemon, grapefruit, some lovely aromatic notes of passion fruit and a crisp zinc feel on the finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Awards: 89pts – Decanter
History of Rimapere
Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild produces wines from a collection of six estates located in high profile wine regions in France, South Africa, Argentina, Spain, and New Zealand. The company was established in 1973 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild following his purchase of two Cru Bourgeois estates in Listrac-Médoc and Moulis-en-Médoc: Château Clarke and Château Malmaison.
Under the leadership Benjamin de Rothschild, Edmond’s son, who greatly expanded the company’s portfolio to what it is today, the company’s estates include Château Clarke, Château de Laurets, Flechas de los Andes, Macán, Rimpere, and Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons.
Rimapere, located in Marlborough, was acquired in 2012 by Compagnie Vinicole in alliance with the Peabody family, owners of the well-known New Zealand winery, Craggy Range. The 24-hectare (59-acre) site is composed of alluvial soils planted to 20 hectares (49 acres) of Sauvignon Blanc and four hectares (ten acres) of Pinot Noir.
The name of the property, Rimapere was a deliberate choice. It means “5 arrows” in homage to the Rothschild family emblem. These 5 arrows symbolize the 5 founding sons of the Mayer Amschel Rothschild dynasty, who set out to conquer the world.