Richmond Plains, Sauvignon Blanc 2020
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From the organic vineyard in Nelson, NZ, on which we volunteered. Actually planted by a Yorkshireman in the 90s, this was New Zealand’s first certified organic “savvy bee”. The cooler climate of Nelson gives a little more restraint than many from Marlborough – expect flavours of citrus, gooseberry and nettle, Great with goats’ cheese.
The damp and humidity brings challenges to organic farming, as more moisture leads to greater fungal disease pressure.. Richmond Plains use a regime of compost teas and preparations that compete with potential pests, and the fruit we saw in the vineyards was the healthiest we’ve seen anywhere. They also bottle using the lightest glass bottles currently available in New Zealand.
2020; screw cap; 13.5% abv