Richmond Plains Nelson Blanc de Noir 2016

Rose from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 10-Nov-2016
Bright, very pale pink-hued straw-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. This has a gently voluminous nose with delicate aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits harmoniously melded with subtle red floral elements and nuances of minerally lees. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has light and delicate red floral flavours along with nuances of red berry fruit and yellow stonefruits. The fruit is restrained and subtle in expression but there is good mouthfeel and presence, with some phenolic grip and structure, and fresh, lacy, underlying acidity. The wine carries with good energy and tension to a lingering, slender, but tightly bound, racy finish. This is a refreshing Blanc de Noir with delicate floral, red berry and stonefruit notes, some structure and brisk acidity. Serve as an aperitif, with tapas or antipasto over the next 2+ years. Pinot Noir fruit from the Richmond Plains vineyard, hand-picked on a Flower Day, WBP and cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 9.5 g/L RS, the wine spending 4 months on lees with some batonnage. Vegan wine. Certified Asurequality organic. 17.5-/20 Nov 2016 RRP $22.99

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