Richmond Plains ‘Blue Moon’ Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 08-Dec-2015
Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Richmond Plains’ vineyard, WBP, 60% old and 10% new barrel-fermented and 30% in stainless-steel, fermentation by vineyard yeast to 13.0% alc., the wine barrel-aged 10 months on lees with batonnage, and 30% undergoing MLF. Bright, light yellow colour with slight golden hues, pale edged. The bouquet is initially restrained in expression, showing a tightly concentrated heart of savoury gooseberry and green stonefruit aromas along with capsicums, cut grass and an array of herbs, unveiling nuances of spice and nutty oak. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate feature a rich and integrated core with layers of spicy green stonefruits, nectarines, herbs and nuts. The fruit and mouthfeel is bright and possesses vitality, and the wine flows along a soft-textured line with soft acidity. The core unfolds complexing detail of spice, nuts and oak as it carries to a long, well-packed finish with stonefruit flavours. This is a complex, concentrated oak influenced Sauvignon Blanc with subtle layers of complexity. Match with herb-marinated seafood and white meat dishes over the next 3+ years. Certified AsureQuality organic and Demeter biodynamic. 18.5/20 Dec 2015 RRP $24.99

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