Rimu Grove Pinot Noir
Harvest date: 24 March – 13 April 2014
Sugars at harvest: 23.2 – 26.5 Brix
Bottling date: 29 March 2016
Cases produced: 263
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 22 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.
Reviews5-Stars, 95 Points - Sam Kim’s Wine Orbit, November 2018
“Complex and seductively expressed, the bouquet shows rich fruit intensity with gorgeous savoury/spicy nuances, displaying dark berry, toasted hazelnut, roast meat, violet and dark mushroom characters. The palate is powerfully graceful with excellent mid palate weight and texture, finishing seamless and impressively long. At its best: now to 2023.”