Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay

Winemaker's NotesChardonnayFront

Harvest date: 18 March 2020
Sugars at harvest: 23.1 Brix
Bottling date: 17 March 2021
Cases produced: 221

Alcohol: 13%
pH: 3.35
T/A: 6.4 gm/litre

100% fruit from the Moutere sub-region.
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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