Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Gris Vendanges Tardives 2003

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 01 May 2003
Sugars at harvest 26.6 Brix
Bottling date 25 August 2003
Cases produced 45

Alcohol 13.4%
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 notes

Late 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.

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