Rimu Grove Chardonnay 2010
Harvest date 22, 23 April 2010
Sugars at harvest 24.0 Brix
Bottling date 30 March 2011
Cases produced 238
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 notesLively 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.
ReviewsWinner 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."