Richmond Plains Sauvignon Blanc 2012
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.
VINTAGE: The old vines are on Scott Henry trellising whilst the new vines were trellised on vertical shoot position. A warm, dry autumn contributed produced good quality fruit and excellent flavours.
WINEMAKING: All fruit was crushed and de-stemmed before being cool fermented to preserve the vibrant, fresh Sauvignon characters.
Alcohol: 13.5 %
Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/l
“ Bright, full, even, pale straw-yellow colour. This has a soft, full nose of fruit aromatics in the cooler spectrum, showing gooseberries, nettles and fresh herbs, along with capsicums and white floral notes. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, cool fruit flavours of gooseberries, herbs and minerals are expressed with restraint, alongside lacy acidity. The mouthfeel is smooth and harmonious, but fresh with good brightness and energy. A little alcohol drive is noticeable, leading to a subtly flavoured, long finish with herbal and nettle-like nuances. This is a fine, smooth, cool-spectrum Sauvignon Blanc that will develop more flavour richness over the next 2 years. Match with salads and vegetables. “ **** Stars, Raymond Chan, Oct 2012
“ This is packed with ripe fruit flavours - passion fruit, feijoa, lime - together with the classic green capsicum notes. The palate is concentrated and vibrant with excellent intensity, finishing long and succulent. At its best: now to 2015. “ ***** Stars, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit Oct 2012
“ Full-bodied and dry with sweet-fruit characters and fresh, vibrant tropical-fruit and herbaceous flavours, racy and long. “ **** Stars, Michael Cooper
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