Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris

Winemaker’s Notes2011PG

Harvest date 13 - 26 April 2012
Sugars at harvest 22.5 - 24.0 Brix
Bottling date 10 December 2012
Cases produced 427

Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugars 10 g/L
pH 3.54
T/A 6.5 g/L

This wine was produced from fruit grown in the Moutere Hills which underwent gentle whole-cluster pressing.
15% aged sur lie in aged French oak barrels, 85% aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes

A concentrated Pinot Gris with clean and crisp varietal characteristics. Citrus blossom, pears and tropical fruit aromas and flavours combine with a thick and rich mouthfeel, manuka honey mid-palate and a finish of quince spice and Moutere minerals.

Reviews

***** 93 points, Wine Orbit November 2014
“A lovely opulent style showing plenty of power and fruit concentration while remaining balanced and structured. Gorgeous notes of mango, baked pear and mixed spice lead to a sumptuous palate that's richly textured with subtle sweetness. It's beautifully lingering on the finish. At its best: now to 2018.”

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