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1 - 2 of 2 Wines By Ra Nui
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Ra Nui Marlborough Pinot Noir
Blenheim Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Ra Nui stands for Marlborough, the realization of the finest Pinot Noir from a very special terroir. An intense construct, crafted for serious Pinotphiles, Ra Nui reflects choice selection of clone and rootstock, in combination with low yields, sensible oak and rich lees treatments. Grapes are principally sourced from the Ra Nui Summer Valley Vineyard, situated near the town of Blenheim under the lee of Wither Hills. A small, devotedly managed site, planted to Dijon clones 115 and 667, 777 and Abel, yielding low harvests of small berries with concentrated flavours.
$3099each
$371DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Pinot Noir, being an early budding variety, can get knocked around in the coolest Marlborough vintages, resulting in a lower than normal fruit set. Grapes are hand picked into small bins and transported to the winery, sorted and transferred directly through a destemmer/ crusher into small open topped fermenters. The must is cold soaked for three days while treated to a course of hand plunging for the extraction of colour and tannins, before being warmed for fermentation. Upon completion, the wine is pressed into a selection of seasoned and new 225 litre French oak barriques for several months maturation, a close scrutiny and topping up as needed before an egg white fining, assemblage and bottling.
 
Light red colour, darker core and scarlet robes. Enticing aromas of dark cherry, black plums, pepper and spice. A palate of cherries and black fruit notes, smoothly carried by balanced oak, smooth tannins and soft acid. Well balanced, complete and harmonious, the fruit has been allowed to speak. Enriched by barrel treatments, fine textures after a term on lees. A lingering, rich velvet finish, Marlborough in a glass, the perfect food wine.
Ra Nui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Wairau Marlborough
Available by the dozen
Ra Nui believe that the wine is in the grape, focus is primarily on the vineyard, everything that comes after is meant to capture and preserve quality of fruit. Grapes are grown to the time honoured traditions of healthy soils, ample sun and good old fashioned love of the job. Much of the harvest is picked by hand, to be treated to a combination of new and old world vinification techniques, the ultimate aim being being to achieve a Sauvignon Blanc as articulate as a cornucopia of freshly cut fruit, decidedly Marlborough in a glass.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from three Wairau sites. Cob Cottage is at the southeast corner of the valley, on the road just south of Blenheim. Summer Valley vineyard lies 800 metres to the south of Cob Cottage and is a particularly warm microclime. Roughan Lee is a small block that lies between the township of Renwick, in the heart of the valley, and the banks of Omaka River. Fruit is immediately transported to the winery, passed through a receival bin and straight into the press. Juices are cold settled over forty eight hours and racked away from gross lees before inoculation to an aromatic strain of yeast. A long cool ferment follows, a portion in French oak barriques for several months on fine lees.
 
Clear, brilliant pale straw. The nose exhibits initial citrus characters which then give way to more dominant tropical fruit characters, passionfruits and mango. On the palate the tropical flavour is stronger still with pineapple and pear, crisp acidity and a lengthy finish. A full bodied purist style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to accompany consomme, fresh fishes or wet cheese.
Ra Nui Wines is dedicated to producing premium hand crafted wine from uniquely favoured vineyards within the Marlborough region

Ra Nui believe that “the wine is in the grape”, the focus is on the vineyard, grapes are grown using the time honoured traditions of Sun, Soil and Passion. Ra Nui are small and focused without constraint, this allows the hands-on intensity that only a small winemaker can have.

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Grapes are hand picked in the vineyard and transported direct to the winery. At the winery further hand selection takes place discarding any unwanted fruit before transferring to the press. All purity of texture and flavour is retained by whole bunch pressing for all white wines in order to minimise skin contact resulting in juice with fine texture and maximum flavour. The Estate's winemakers see themselves as “guardians” of the grape and adopt a low key non interventionist approach to winemaking.

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There are three company vineyards, two are situated at the foot of the Wither Hills and one at high altitude. The Summer Valley Vineyard lies directly to the north in a gently sloping valley and is planted primarily to Sauvignon Blanc and also four different clones of Pinot Noir. The soils are primarily Wither Hill soils with gravel, stone and loess silt deposits.

The second company vineyard is the Cob Cottage Vineyard, situated just to the north of the Wither Hills and fronting onto State Highway, 3kms south of Blenheim township. As well as Sauvignon Blanc this vineyard is planted to various aromatic varieties as well as being close planted with Syrah. Both these vineyards are in a “dry” area , with rain shadows created by the surrounding hills and receive minimal annual rainfall.

The exciting Delta Vineyard, more recently planted in the middle of the Wairau Valley, is one of the highest elevation vineyards in Marlborough. This vineyard sits in a God given perfectly formed North facing bowl, the elevation of the site was formed thousands of years ago with the movement of the nearby seismic plates resulting in an uplifting of this section of the valley. This elevation with low vigour soil, comprising shallow topsoil with some gravels and clay loams, results in a long and cool growing season, far cooler than the lower valley floor. The main hillside has been planted with ten different clones of Pinot Noir on various low vigour rootstock.

There is also a precious small North facing slope with Pinot Gris, again with the intensive close planting. In order to manage this special vineyard, a very narrow (98cm) wide tractor is employed to negotiate the narrow rows, and canopy sprays are effected by helicopter. A very special vineyard requires intense dedication.

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At Ra Nui there are several ranges of wine, each distinctive and each crafted to over deliver on value at different price points. The Estate range are crafted wines from primarily estate grown fruit reflecting the best of Marlborough. Intense wines from specific varietals for serious wine lovers reflecting clonal and rootstock selection, sustainable winegrowning, low yields, specific vineyards, sensitive oak treatment, some ageing on less and ageing ability. The everyday Sexy Rexy range are easy drinking wines. A softer style wine with ripe, disticntive fruit characters. Ra Nui we have put years or effort into locating, planting and nurturing uniquely favoured vineyards in the Marlborough region. The Limited Edition range, includes single vineyard wines from the exclusive Cob Cottage Home Vineyard, the label featuring the image of the nearby historic Cob Cottage. These small batch wines are unique and will reward careful cellaring. Very limited production.

Ra Nui are a member of Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand, an organisation which promotes environmentally focused vineyard practices, and which also aims to provide a quality assurance guarantee from the vineyard to the winery. Ra Nui like to tread softly in the vineyard in the belief that it is a sustainable resource that the generations to come will enjoy, just as the current winemaking team enjoys.

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