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