Wine Richmond Plains, Chardonnay, 2016
This lightly-wooded Chardonnay is not only expressive and fruity, there is a great focus on environmental factors. This wine is both vegan-friendly and organically certified, adding to the uniqueness of this elegant wine. This wine is an expressive example of fantastic New Zealand Chardonnays.
White - An elegant Chenin Blanc that is organic and vegan with an expressive nose and touch of oak.
It is wonderfully expressive on the nose showing golden peach, orange peel, vanilla and cedary wood characters, followed by a beautifully weighted palate that is richly fruited and creamy. The wine offers gorgeous intensity together with silky texture, finishing long and delicious.
This wine is suitable for a vegan diet. It can be enjoyed on its own or with a wide variety of meals, particularly seafood and white meats.
Beautiful ripe grapes were whole bunch pressed. Juice was transferred into French oak barrels (12% new) where it naturally underwent wild yeast ferment. The wine was stirred once a week for 4 months on its lees to add texture complexity and aroma. 100% malolactic fermentation to soften acids and add a rich character to the wine.