Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Noir

Winemaker's Notes2009PN

Harvest date: 29 March – 6 April 2015
Sugars at harvest: 23.0 – 25.9 Brix
Bottling date: 22 March 2016
Cases produced: 235

Alcohol: 14%
pH: 3.55
T/A: 5.8 gm/litre

100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard located in the Moutere Hills.
Mix of seven clones: 10/5, Pomard clones UCD 5 & 6, Dijon clones 114, 115, 667 & 777.
Barrel aged in French oak for 10 months.

Grapes were picked by hand and cold-soaked for 5-7 days.
Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats and
hand-plunged 3 times daily.

Tasting notes

Sweet-fruit aromas accentuated with toasty oak, vanilla and savoury spice. An extremely textural wine, full bodied with silky fine-grained tannins that envelop the pallet and leave a graceful, lingering finish.

Reviews

Sam Kim's Wine Orbit, Nov 2018, 5-stars, 95 points
“This is a gorgeously composed pinot, showing fragrant aromas of Black Doris plum, raspberry, floral, vanilla and smoked wood on the nose with subtle spicy complexity. The palate delivers excellent weight and depth with succulent mouthfeel and silky texture, leading to a long delectable finish. At its best: now to 2024.”


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