Wither Hills Single Vineyard Rarangi Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (6 x 750mL), NZ.

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Minerality, Umami, old foreshore, sea salt, and lime is the backbone to this wine. It is lemongrass, limes and lemons, with subtle understated fresh mint and rock melon. A wine dedicated to its vineyard with texture, supported by ripe, cruncy, `intelligent` acidity.

NZ - Marlborough
New Zealand

Expert Reviews

This single-vineyard sauvignon has an extra degree of intensity and character. Fragrant gooseberry, citrus, floral and herbal aromas. A touch of richness and extra flavour depth on the palate; excellent balance, lingering aftertaste.Rating 93 - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald (26/JUL/2011)

These guys continue to make one of the consistently better savvies from Marlborough. Although there has been a tiny amount of old oak barrel fermentation and some lees influence, the wine is about purity and minerally precision. It works so well with its lingering persistent palate and bone-dry finish.Rating 92 - Ray Jordan, West Australian (02/JUN/2011)

Tight and youthful, with refined, gently herbaceous aromas and flavours that build well across the palate. Limey and minerally, with excellent delicacy and length, and some ageing potential...Rating 4.5 Star - Michael Cooper, Winestate (JUN/2011)

Ah, the old Australian wine industry whipping boy; Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc. Nettles and capsicum along with a passionfruit and pineapple tanginess that runs along without too many bumps. Not the most focussed and driven wine, although it’s much better served not too cold, but attractive and good to drink. Like the spicy grapefruit finish. Good stuff. Rating 92 - Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (27/MAY/2011)

New single vineyard wine from established Marlborough producer Wither Hills. It’s a cuddly crowd-pleaser with a touch of class. Good intensity of flavour and while it feels soft in your mouth, the flavours push impressively through the finish. A good style of wine. Flavours of gooseberry, gunmetal, limes and fistfuls of herbs. Quite grassy/herbal really but its soft texture keeps it accessible. Thumbs up. Rating 91 - Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au (14/APR/2011)

One of their outstanding single vineyard wines, Rarangi is situated near the coast on the northern part of the Wairau Valley. This is a wine of focus and linear palate with a delicately fragrant bouquet displaying lime, dried herb and grapefruit characters. The palate is tightly structured showing racy acidity and a beautifully fine texture going right through the palate. Quite different from the typical punchy, succulent Marlborough Sauvignon, this beauty is ideally suited to partner elegant seafood dishes, and one that could be put down in your cellar.Rating 5 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (01/FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


Minerality, Umami, old foreshore, sea salt, and lime is the backbone to this wine. It is lemongrass, limes and lemons, with subtle understated fresh mint and rock melon. A wine dedicated to its vineyard with texture, supported by ripe, cruncy, `intelligent` acidity.

Food Matching

It is a Sauvignon Blanc, suited to a variety of foods; from melon wrapped in prosciutto, shellfish, to light Thai dishes infused with coriander and lemongrass.

The Rrangi Vineyard

Planted in 2002, this vineyard lies below the coastal foothills of the Richmond Ranges. It offers a unique microclimate for wine growing with the soil type being a combination of what was coastal waters edge and natural wetland waterways. Over the centuries this has slowly been uplifted by the movement of tectonic plates that form the fault line running up the east coast of New Zealand. Part of the vineyard is planted around what is now some of the best preserved native wetlands in creates layers of ripe herbal, melon and tropical fruit characters, yet with the pungent intensity of gooseberry lemongrass and citrus aromatics.

NZ - Marlborough
Grape Style
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Established in 1994, with vineyards strategically sited throughout Marlborough’s Wairau Valley, Wither Hills has always been dedicated to the philosophy that exceptional wines are ‘created in the vineyard’.

Named after the southern landmark range of Wither Hills that border our vineyards, our focused, hands on approach to winegrowing allows us to make a range of wines that reflect our passion for the ‘place where we stand’.

Winemaker Ben Glover

Ben Glover grew up among the vineyards of Marlborough and has worked at Wither Hills since its establishment almost ten years ago. In April 2007, he was appointed Chief Winemaker for the winery providing him with the opportunity to lead the award-winning winemaking team at Wither Hills.

He has a wealth of wine growing and winemaking experience across New Zealand and has worked internationally in Sonoma in California, Margaret River in Western Australia, Burgundy in France, and Puglia in Italy.

His particular passion is Pinot Noir, and the international accolades earned for the Wither Hills Pinot Noir are a reflection of Ben’s devotion to his craft.

His selection as the New Zealand representative scholar for the inaugural Len Evans tutorial in 2001 and his extensive experience as an international wine judge are testaments to his dedication to quality wine – both winemaker and as an appreciative wine drinker.

Ben has a Commerce Degree from Canterbury University and a Post Graduate degree in viticulture & oenology from Lincoln University.

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