Fish and wine. Maybe the wine wouldn’t be as tasty at the table without the fish, or the fish without the wine, but one thing is for sure; why would we wish to lose one or the other?
The award winning Whitehaven winery have released a series of wines in support of LegaSea with the name Kōparepare.
Kōparepare(pronounced – Kaw-pardy-pardy) – meaning, Gift, Present, or Contribution delivers Whitehaven’s promise that “Each bottle of Kōparepare enjoyed helps fund LegaSea and their commitment to have our inshore fisheries restored to abundance. It’s our gift to future generations”.
The release also recognises the many contributions made by individuals and organisations in their support for LegaSea and the future health of New Zealand’s inshore fisheries.
Please note you must be 18 years of age or older to purchase this wine.
The Kōparepare range includes three Marlborough wines; a Sauvignon Blanc, a Pinot Noir Rosé and a Pinot Noir.
Kōparepare 2016 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Lifted gooseberries, grapefruit and white currants, with some fresh herbal notes.
A medium bodied wine with lifted aromatics of gooseberry and grapefruit; typical varietal characters from the Marlborough region. These flavours persist on the long, crisp acid finish.
“This fresh, generous, mouthfilling wine is drinking well now. Marlborough in a glass!”- Michael Cooper, wine critic
Kōparepare 2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé – Lifted strawberry, rhubarb, and melon fruit flavours, with hints of vanilla and citrus zest.
A medium-bodied, dry wine full of bright, red fruit flavours, that persist on the long, fresh finish. Made from 100% Pinot Noir fruit.
“This rosé has an inviting, pale pink, slightly orange hue. It’s a fresh, off-dry style, currently in full stride. Drink now.” – Michael Cooper, wine critic.
Kōparepare 2014 Pinot Noir – Lifted cherry, raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas, with some savoury, oak char in the background.
A medium bodied wine with bright red fruit flavours and well integrated oak. The supple tannins give the wine a silky, plush texture and lengthy finish.
“Enjoyable now, this is a smooth, fairly mature red, ruby hued, with ripe, berryish, plummy, slightly spicy flavours, a touch of complexity and a seductively smooth finish. Ready to roll.” – Michael Cooper, wine critic.
Kōparepare from Whitehaven is available in either 6 bottle or 12 bottle cases, and feel free to mix the varieties.
More about Whitehaven ….
Established in 1994 Whitehaven Wine Company is the realisation of Sue and Greg White’s vision to create a renowned and award-winning winery in the heart of Marlborough New Zealand. Today the company is headed by Sue White who continues the dream she and her late husband shared.
Whitehaven is a family owned company and its wines are available worldwide. The company’s winemaking philosophy is centred on the pursuit of quality without compromise, with a singular vision of consistently creating premium wines from 100% Marlborough fruit and in the classic Marlborough style. With vineyards in all three of Marlborough’s sub-regions our winemakers can take advantage of sub-regional diversity and Marlborough’s exceptional terroir.
Whitehaven is an accredited sustainable winery and sustainability is an integral part of its ethos which makes the fit with LegaSea so ideal.