Rimu Grove Pinot Noir
Harvest date 29 March – 3 April 2017
Sugars at harvest 22.8 – 24.9 Brix
Bottling date 28 February 2019
Cases produced 241
T/A 6.16 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 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.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting notesSweet berry aromas complement the brambles, mushrooms and savoury spice nuances. The palate is smooth and full with juicy acidity, fine-grained tannins and a long graceful finish.
ReviewsMichael Cooper’s 2021 Buyer’s Guide, 4-stars
“Estate grown near Mapua, on the Nelson coast, this is typically a rich wine with plenty of personality. The 2017 vintage, French oak-matured for 22 months, is drinking well now. A ‘forward’ year, it is mouthfilling and supple, with generous, savoury, nutty flavours, showing good complexity, and gentle tannins.”