Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2006

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 4 - 6 April 2006
Sugars at harvest 24.0 - 24.4 Brix
Bottling date 29 August 2006
Cases produced 743

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugars 9 g/L
pH 3.35
T/A 6.2 g/L

100% fruit from the Rimu Grove estate vineyard.  Grapes were picked by hand and underwent gentle whole-cluster pressing.
20% aged sur lie in aged French oak barrels, 80% aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks.

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.


****1/2 stars, Michael Cooper's 2007 Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines.

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