Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Chardonnay

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Harvest date:  6 April 2015
Sugars at harvest:  23.8 Brix
Bottling date:  22 March 2016
Cases produced:  158

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH:  3.42
T/A:  6.8 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.


5-stars Michael Cooper. “The delicious 2015 vintage is mouthfilling and sweet-fruited, with fresh, concentrated, peachy, slightly toasty flavours, a hint of butterscotch, a fine thread of acidity, and good complexity.”

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