2015 Rimu Grove Synergy Pinot Noir
Synergy: An effect of the interaction of the actions of two or more agents such that the result of the combined action is greater than expected as a simple additive combination of the agents acting separately.
Harvest date: 3 – 6 April 2015
Sugars at harvest: 23.8 – 25.4 Brix
Bottling date: 23 March 2017
Cases produced: 116
T/A 5.8 gm/litre
100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard located in the Moutere Hills.
A synergistic blend of four barrels containing clones UCD 6, 115, 667 and 10/5.
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 notesLovely sweet-fruit aromas contrast with toasty oak, vanilla and savoury spice. The palate offers upfront fruit sweetness with a full body and silky fine-grained tannins that end in a graceful, lingering finish.
ReviewsMichael Cooper’s Buyers Guide New Zealand Wines 2018, 5-stars
“The powerful 2015 vintage was estate-grown at Moutere and French oak-matured. Deep and bright in colour, it is rich and complex, with concentrated, very ripe plum/spice flavours, hints of herbs and nuts, silky-smooth tannins and great depth through the palate.”