Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2008
Harvest date 19 & 20 April 2008
Sugars at harvest 22.2 and 23.1 Brix
Bottling date 20 March 2009
Cases produced 269
T/A 5.4 gm/litre
100% fruit from the Moutere Hills appellation.
Naturally barrel fermented in 100% French oak.
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 11 months.
Magnums available at the cellar door.
Tasting notesOriginal Tasting Notes (2009):
Lively citrus and mineral flavours echo on the long, impressive finish. Fresh and vibrant; smooth round and generous. A nicely layered wine with elegant sweet nuts and toasted oak notes shining through.
Current Tasting Notes (2014):
Nose of toasty biscuit mix with hints of spicy cinnamon and cloves. Great opulent mouthfeel, nice bright acidity with notes of ripe rich dried apricots and rata honey. Beautiful mineral finish with fantastic length.