Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2012

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date 16 April – 2 May 2012
Sugars at harvest 23.1 – 25.3 Brix
Bottling date 25 March 2013
Cases produced 99

Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.37
T/A 6.75 gm/litre

100% fruit from the Moutere Hills appellation.
Naturally barrel fermented in 100% French oak.

Grapes were picked by hand and whole-bunch pressed, followed by cool fermentation in 225L barriques. The wine was routinely barrel-stirred on full lees for 11 months.

Tasting notes

Lively citrus, and mineral flavours echo on the long, impressive finish. Fresh and vibrant; smooth round and generous. A nicely layered wine with elegant sweet nuts and toasted oak notes shining through.

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