Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2001

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date 24 March & 10 April 2001
Sugars at harvest 22.3 Brix
Bottling date 9 March 2002
Cases produced 609

Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.34
T/A 7.3 gm/litre

Fruit from the Rimu Grove Vineyard in the Moutere Hills appellation and fruit from the Waimea Plains.
20% barrel fermented in French oak.
80% fermented in stainless steel tanks.
25% malolactic fermentation

Grapes were picked by hand and whole-bunch pressed,
The wine in barrel was routinely stirred on lees for 10 months.

Tasting notes

Citrus / apple fruit characters with notes of butterscotch and delicate spice. A gently oaked style, with mouthfilling body and a touch of complexity.

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