Nelson Monarch Rosé 2011
Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first certified organic Pinot Noir Rosé.
Our Rosé is a fruity and elegant wine made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes. Nicely chilled this wine is perfect as an aperitif or summertime drinking.
Richmond Plains is certified organic by BioGro New Zealand.
Nose: Fragrant with red cherry, raspberry and strawberry aromas.
Palate: Delicious soft strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant flavours. This wine has a refreshing, dry minerally finish which makes it an excellent accompaniment to a wide variety of lighter flavoured food dishes.
Vintage: This Rose was produced from hand picked Pinot Noir grapes after a warm sunny Autumn which produced great quality fruit and excellent flavours.
Wine Making: All fruit was crushed and destemmed and held overnight in the press to allow for colour extraction before being cool fermented to preserve the vibrant primary fruit characters.
Sulphur: This wine is made with minimal levels of sulphur/SO2/preservative 220.
Vegan: This wine is suitable for vegan diets.
Residual Sugar: 4 g/L
Made from hand-picked Pinot Noir, this is lively and appealing on the nose with red cherry, floral and subtle citrus notes. The palate is juicy and pristine with an elegant fruity mouthfeel and a lingering crisp finish. Well balanced and friendly, this is a crowd pleaser. 87 points ««««, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Made from organically grown handpicked Nelson pinot noir this wine is brimming with baked strawberry, raspberry and tangy rhubarb flavours. There’s a lovely earthy note to it, too, which adds appealing depth to the long, lingering finish.
Wairarapa Times-Age Weekend, 03/03/2012
It looks like a bottle of rosé and it tastes like an exceptionally good one too but this 750ml bottle doesn’t quite feel the same; it weighs in at just 325 grams, making it New Zealand’s lightest bottle of wine yet, thanks to the environmental idealist Richmond Plains organic winery in Nelson. As for the contents, this wine tastes of red fruits like raspberry, strawberry and fresh lively red apples. Delicious for summer drinking.
Drink Biz, 01/03/2012
The contents of this super-light bottle is a super-fruity rosé, which delivers a generous mouthful of strawberries seasoned with a hint of spice.
Jo Burzynska, NZ Herald 08/02/2012
It looks like a normal bottle of wine but it weighs just over 325 grams, thanks to the environmental idealists at Richmond Plains organic winery in nelson. It tastes of fresh red fruit and has a lingering finish.
Joelle Thomson, 07/01/2012
A punchy (14 per cent alcohol) strawberried pinot rose produced by its environmental idealist makers in a new shorter, lightweight (325gm) glass bottle that, apart from all the other considerations, is perfect for the picnic basket or the chillybin.
Warren Barton, The Southland Times, 10/12/2011
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