Rimu Grove Pinot Noir
Harvest date 19 – 28 April 2012
Sugars at harvest 24 – 26 Brix
Bottling date 27 March 2013
Cases produced 182
100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard located in the Moutere Hills.
Mix of seven clones: 10/5, UCD 5&6, 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 notesDark berry fruit aromas accentuated with toasty oak, vanilla and savoury spice. A concentrated, dense, fleshy wine with fresh juicy acidity and lovely fine-grained tannins. This wine combines a full body with a graceful balance.
Reviews***** 94 points, Wine Orbit Issue May 2017
“This is engaging and highly attractive on the nose showing dark berry, truffle, cedar and thyme characters with nuances of warm spice and floral. It is concentrated and beautifully weighted, while remaining elegant and poised with silky texture and fine, chalky tannins. The wine is sensual and complex, and should partner slow-cooked dishes brilliantly. At its best: now to 2020."