Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2008

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 15 & 16 April 2008
Sugars at harvest 23.4 - 24.0 Brix
Bottling date 22 August 2008
Cases produced650

Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugars 12 g/L
pH 3.43
T/A 5.9 g/L

This wine was produced from fruit grown in the Moutere Hills which underwent gentle whole-cluster pressing.
15% aged sur lie in aged French oak barrels, 85% aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks.

Tasting notes

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


Michael Cooper's 2009 Buyer's Guide to NZ Wines ****1/2
“A consistent winner. The 2007 vintage ( ****1/2) was estate-grown, hand-picked and lees-aged in tanks (80%) and old French oak barrels. A generous, fleshy and slightly oily wine, it is rich and ripe-tasting, with youthful citrus-fruit, peach and spice flavours, showing some complexity. The 2008 (****1/2) is weighty and very harmonious, with concentrated peach, pear and spice flavours, slightly sweet (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), and deliciously rich and rounded. "

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