Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2010

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date 22, 23 April 2010
Sugars at harvest 24.0 Brix
Bottling date 30 March 2011
Cases produced 238

Alcohol 13.5%
pH 3.25
T/A 6.5 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.


Winner of the Colin Harrison Memorial Trophy, Best Nelson Chardonnay
"Concentrated citrus, juicy apples and pears with lovely mineral notes that echo on a long, impressive finish. Fresh, vibrant and brilliantly balanced. A multi-layered wine with elegant sweet nut and toasted oak notes shining through, this chardonnay has a natural affinity with food. Drinking well now or will mellow and mature gracefully in the cellar."

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