Richmond Plains produced New Zealand’s first Blanc de Noir from certified organic and grapes.
Blanc de Noir is an exciting wine. Made 100% from Pinot Noir grapes in a white wine style. Its faint pink diamond colour hinting at its origins. Nicely chilled this wine is perfect as an aperitif delicious or with lighter meats, Asian meals and pasta dishes.
Tasting: Aromatic with citrus blossom, green pear and biscuit characters on the nose. Full and fruity flavours of baked apple, peer and nectarine. It has very attractive tropical and lime blossom characters with an exotic spicy finish.
Wine Making: Fruit was hand picked from 16 year old Pinot Noir vines on Scott Henry trellising. All fruit was very gently whole bunch pressed to minimize skin contact and colour extraction. The juice was cool fermented to preserve primary fruit characters.
Diet: This wine is suitable for a vegan diet.
Charming and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows nectarine, feijoa, lemon peel and floral characters, leading to a succulent palate that is beautifully rounded and flowing. It is bright and refreshing with youthful fruit intensity, backed by vibrant acidity. 91 points, 4 1/2 Stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2019