Richmond Plains Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2010



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Winery/Brand: Richmond Plains


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.



The Story

Richmond Plains 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.

All Richmond Plains grapes are grown on our own vineyard. Both the growing of our grapes and winemaking are certified organic by BioGro New Zealand. We also run our vineyard with a full biodynamic program.

This wine is suitable for vegetarian diets.

Vintage: The old vines are on Scott Henry trellising whilst the new vines were trellised on vertical shoot position. A hot, dry summer contributed to an early harvest with good quality fruit and excellent flavours. Fruit was picked in mid April.

Sulphur: This wine is made with minimal levels of sulphur/SO2/preservative 220.

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

Alcohol: 13.5% Acidity: 7.2 g/L Residual sugar: 3.2 g/L

Gold MedalHong Kong International Wine Challenge 2011.

"It's gently fragrant on the nose displaying capsicum, lime zest and passionfruit characters with a touch of herbaceous notes. The palate is vibrant and intensely flavoured with refreshing acidity and a lengthy crisp finish. A delicate style Sauvignon showing lovely balance and appeal. 86 pts ****½ Stars" Sam Kim » Wine Orbit

**** Stars Michael Cooper » Winestate

"Mellow, grassy wine with weight and body. Subtle flavours and a good balance between sweetness and acidity giving a bone-dry finish." Bob Campbell MW

The Specs

RegionNelson, New Zealand
GrapesSauvignon Blanc
PackagingGlass Bottle