Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first certified organic Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wine.
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.
Tasting: Fresh herbaceous characters with kiwifruit, green apple notes. Delicious gooseberry, capsicum, passionfruit and lime 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.
Wine Making: The old vines are on Scott Henry trellising whilst the new vines were trellised on vertical shoot position. Fruit was picked at the end of March, crushed and de-stemmed before being cool fermented to preserve the vibrant, fresh Sauvignon characters.
Gold Medal: NZ Organic Wine awards.
Diet: This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Certified Organic: BioGro.
Analysis: Alcohol 13.0%, Acidity 7.6 g/L, Residual Sugar 4 g/L
Intensely aromatic, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, nectarine, fig and kaffir lime characters, followed by a lively palate that's filled with juicy fruit flavours backed by fine texture and bright acidity, offering fabulous drinking. Certified organic.
93 Points, 5 Stars, Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) December 2022