Richmond Plains Blue Moon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 $24 ★★★★★

This is a fully-certified organic, biodynamic Sauvignon from Nelson that’s been fermented cool and long over 10 months in 300 L French hogshead barrels by winemaker Steve Gill. It has exotic aromas of lemongrass, fresh fig, soft citrus and almond meal. The acidity is lifted, zesty and fresh, meaning it’s incredibly clean and vibrant with a hint of white pepper and smoke.  Lovely.