Rimu Grove Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives 2003
Harvest date 01 May 2003
Sugars at harvest 26.6 Brix
Bottling date 25 August 2003
Cases produced 45
Residual Sugars 46 g/L
100% fruit from the Rimu Grove estate vineyard. Grapes were picked by hand and underwent gentle whole-cluster pressing.
Slow fermented and aged sur lie for 4 months in stainless steel tank.
Tasting notesLate harvest with residual sugar giving high viscosity, opulence and a honeyed quality. Oily texture and citrus flavours hinting of tangerine.
Richness is balanced by fresh fruity acidity, giving exceptional length on the palate without cloying.