Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2009

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date 22 & 29 April 2009
Sugars at harvest 20.6 and 21.6 Brix
Bottling date 31 March 2010
Cases produced 390

Alcohol 13.%
pH 3.35
T/A 6.3 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.

Tasting notes

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.

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