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  Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Richmond Plains is certified organic by BioGro New Zealand and biodynamic by Demeter.

Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc from both certified organic and biodynamic grapes.

Sauvignon Blanc is ideally suited to the Nelson region where a combination of warm, sunny days and cool autumn nights, help to create the intense varietal flavours for which this flagship New Zealand wine is recognised. 

Nose:  Fresh herbaceous characters with gooseberry and capsicum notes.

Palate:  Delicious gooseberry, capsicum, passionfruit and lime / citrus flavours with a lovely background of mineral and nettle tones.  Fresh, fruity & vibrant with good weight and length.   A very versatile and popular wine that complements a wide variety of food styles especially seafood and ideal as an aperitif.  

Vintage:  The old vines are on Scott Henry trellising whilst the new vines were trellised on vertical shoot position. A long sunny autumn produced excellent quality fruit with great flavours.  Fruit was picked at the beginning of April. 

Wine Making:  All fruit was crushed and de-stemmed before being cool fermented to preserve the vibrant, fresh Sauvignon characters. 

Diet:  Suitable for vegian diet.


Alcohol:  13 %        Acidity: 6.9            Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/l


«««« ½ - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first organic/biodynamic certified Sauvignon Blanc. Its most recent release is aromatic with succulent melon fruit overland with notes of blackcurrant leaf and herb around a spine of citrus.

- Jo Burzynska, Viva, 22/04/2015

Bright straw-yellow colour with light lemon-green hues on rim. The nose is fresh and youthfully elegant with cooler spectrum aromas of gooseberries, grass and nettles, along with some white floral lift and suggestions of chalky minerals.  This has good depth and intensity.  Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the fruit is tightly bound with a core of grassy, gooseberry fruit, nettle and lantana flavours.  The palate features a fine-textured line with a little rich, unctuousness balanced by fine acid cut.  The phenolics emerge to carry through to a soft, dry, thirst-quenching finish.  This is a tight dry Sauvignon Blanc with gooseberry and grassy flavours and a fine-textured palate.  Serve with seafood, salads and vegetables over the next 2 years. – «««« Raymond Chan



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