Rimu Grove Pinot Noir
Harvest date: 29 March – 6 April 2015
Sugars at harvest: 23.0 – 25.9 Brix
Bottling date: 22 March 2016
Cases produced: 235
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 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, 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.”