Rimu Grove Pinot Noir
Harvest date: 30 March – 8 April 2016
Sugars at harvest: 24.0 – 25.5 Brix
Bottling date: 23 March 2017
Cases produced: 234
T/A: 6.0 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 notesSweet-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.
ReviewsSam Kim's Wine Orbit, 5-stars, 96 points
“Compelling and magnificently styled, the wine shows sweet berry aromas together with vanilla, cedar, game and black olive nuances, followed by a concentrated palate that is refined and silky with splendid fruit purity backed by fabulous savoury notes. It is mouthfilling and gratifying, while remaining poised and elegantly structured. At its best: now to 2025.”