Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2005

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 18 - 19 Apri 2005
Sugars at harvest 24.6 Brix
Bottling date 31 August 2005
Cases produced 486

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugars 10 g/L
pH 3.37
T/A 6.2g/L

100% fruit from the Rimu Grove estate vineyard.  Grapes were picked by hand and underwent gentle whole-cluster pressing.
25% aged sur lie in aged French oak barrels, 75% aged sur lie in stainless steel tank.

Tasting notes

Concentrated Pinot Gris with strong varietal characters.
Citrus, tropical fruit, floral, spicy aromas and flavours with a firm backbone of acidity.
Oily, opulent textures fill the mouth and linger on the palate.

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