Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2010

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 20 - 24 April 2010
Sugars at harvest 25.5 Brix
Bottling date 19 January 2011
Cases produced 595

Alcohol 14.5%
Residual Sugars 12 g/L
pH 3.43
T/A 5.6 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

A concentrated Pinot Gris with clean and crisp varietal characteristics.
Citrus blossom, pears and tropical fruit aromas and flavours
combine with a thick and rich mouthfeel, manuka honey mid-palate
and a finish of quince spice and Moutere minerals.


Wine Orbit Issue 16, 2011 **** ½ , 91 points
“This is a complex and intriguing style, displaying fragrant aromas of peach, pear, baked apple and subtle spice. It's ripe and beautifully weighted on the palate with whispering sweetness (10 g/l) which is well balanced by the acidity. The wine is richly textured and fabulously long on the finish. At its best: now to 2014.”

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