Richmond Plains Nelson Blanc de Noir 2011
Winery/Brand: Richmond Plains
NOSE: Aromatic with citrus blossom, green pear and biscuit characters on the nose. PALATE: Full and fruity with attractive pear, baked apple and nectarine flavours. It has very attractive tropical and lime blossom characters with an exotic spicy finish.
Vintage: Fruit was hand picked from 14 year old Pinot Noir vines on Scott Henry trellising. A warm, dry autumn contributed produced good quality fruit and excellent flavours.
Wine Making: All fruit was very gently whole bunch pressed to minimize skin contact and colour extraction and the juice cool fermented to preserve primary fruit characters.
Sulphur: This wine is made with minimal levels of sulphur/SO2/preservative 220.
Vegan: This wine is suitable for vegetarian diets.
“ 100% Pinot Noir from the Certified Organic and Biodynamic ‘Richmond Plains' vineyard hand-picked on Flower days on the biodynamic calendar. Pressings with colour separated and blended with Rosé wine, 5% fermented in old oak to 13.8% alc. and 7.0 g/L rs. Bright, very pale, faded pink colour, pale on rim. This has an aromatic, lifted nose with delicate strawberry notes along with subtle yellow stonefruit notes. Off-dry to taste, this is a bright and lively wine with restrained strawberry and peach fruit flavours that grow in intensity and substance in the glass. A light textural thread provides a little grip, structure and body, and fresh acidity enhances the sweetness of the fruit to match the mouthfeel. This is a wine with the fruit and firmness to match charcuterie and rich poultry or poultry dishes over the next 2+ years. “ 17.5+/20, Raymond Chan, Oct 2012
|Region||Nelson, New Zealand|