Rimu Grove Pinot Gris 2010
Harvest date 20 - 24 April 2010
Sugars at harvest 25.5 Brix
Bottling date 19 January 2011
Cases produced 595
Residual Sugars 12 g/L
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 notesA 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.
ReviewsWine 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.”