Richmond Plains Nelson Pinot Noir 2011 (only 1 btl left)



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Winery/Brand: Richmond Plains


NOSE: Fragrant floral red cherry, strawberry and raspberry notes. A complex nose with earthy savoury and spicy characters.

PALATE: Delicious sweet cherry and berry fruit flavours with some earthy forest floor and spicy notes. French oak gives subtle structure to this fruity Pinot Noir with a lovely lingering finish. Enjoy with salmon, roast poultry or red meats.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Acidity: 4.7 g/L



The Story

Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first Pinot Noir from both certified organic and from biodynamic grapes. This Pinot Noir is the first DEMETER certified wine made in New Zealand

Our Pinot Noir is made in an elegant appealing style which can be enjoyed when young but will also benefit from a little cellaring allowing it to develop more complex characters.

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

VINTAGE: Grapes bunches were thinned and hand harvested to maximise flavours and fruit quality. Grapes were picked on root/earth daysand fruit/seed days in the biodynamic calendar.

WINEMAKING: The fruit was crushed and de-stemmed and transferred to open tanks and fermented wild. Regular hand plunging over 14 days was carried out in the winery. The fermenting juice was then transferred into a French oak barrels (25% new, balance 1 year old) for maturation and to wait for secondary fermentation in the spring before bottling in the new year.

The Specs

RegionNelson, New Zealand
GrapesPinot Noir
PackagingGlass Bottle