Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay

Winemaker's NotesChardonnayFront

Harvest date:  3 April 2018
Sugars at harvest:  22.6 Brix
Bottling date:  26 February 2019
Cases produced:  134

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH:  3.30
T/A:  6.13 g/L

100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate vineyard.
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

A complex array of smells and tastes showing yellow peach, roasted almond, cream and vanilla aromas, leading to a sumptuous palate that's filled with rich textures and delicious flavours. It's concentrated and expressive, and fabulously long on the finish.


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