Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2000

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date 8 - 22 April 2000
Sugars at harvest 23.o Brix
Bottling date 12 March 2001
Cases produced 474

Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.4
T/A 7.3 gm/litre

75% fruit from the Moutere Hills appellation.
25% fruit from the Waimea Plains.
100% barrel fermented in French oak (50% new).
33% malolactic fermentation

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 10 months.

Tasting notes

Displays notes of luscious melon, cream, cashes and spice. These flavours run through a well-ballanced, long palate.

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