2021 Rippon Sauvignon Blanc

Outstanding biodynamically-farmed Sauvignon Blanc. Such energy and concentration here.
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Description

Every wine in the Rippon stable shows unique character and outstanding quality.

As is the case with this stunning Sauvignon Blanc.

Almost half of this wine is fermented in old oak barrels, Nick Mills is not looking for oak flavour, but for the unique shape and texture the wine takes on when this is the vessel used.

It's a powerhouse wine. Bold, striking, wound incredibly tight.

This is a very delicious/serious take on Sauv Blanc.

40% of this wine was fermented in old French barrels, not for the oak, but for the form of the vessel itself. Mouthfeel is gained here by high lees to wine contact and a more efficient natural lees stirring across unhurried wild ferments.

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
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100%would recommend this product
2 reviews
  • R
    Russell
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sauvignon Blanc plus a whole lot more

    Over time I have drunk Sauvignon Blanc on “several” occasions and needless to say, enjoyed every one of them. I have never enjoyed a wine that delivered so much more than this Rippon drop, wow. It’s a wine that I was happy to just drink and do nothing else but savour…..complex, full, fresh, unmistakably Sauvignon Blanc plus a whole lot more!

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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    Peter H.
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    3 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Good quality sauvy b

    Fair price point and well balanced although lacks a little of that famous Marlborough twang

    TasteRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Rippon

Rippon Vineyard is one of the most breathtaking sites in Central Otago.

For over a century the Mills family has farmed this small patch of earth on the banks of Lake Wanaka. Nick Mills is the fourth generation of his family to walk the rows on Rippon. He now farms the site according to biodynamic principles.

The Mills family and Rippon are intrinsically linked. There's a deep connection to the land which Nick translates into their superlative wines.

Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer all excel at Rippon. The wines are made with patience and love.

In the wines of Rippon, you can sense everything that is transcendent about terroir-driven winemaking where the story of a place is told through the wines it produces.

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