Rimu Grove Pinot Noir 2001
Harvest date 31 March 2001
Sugars at harvest 24.7 Brix
Bottling date 9 March 2002
Cases produced 126
T/A 5.9 gm/litre
100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard in the Moutere Hills.
Barrel aged in French oak for 9 months.
Grapes were picked by hand and cold soaked for 4 days.
Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats, hand-plunged 3 times daily.
Wine was bottled unfiltered.
Tasting notesOriginal Tasting Notes (2002):
Dark in colour, rich and deep, packed with fruit flavours. Intense and intriguing varietal aromas.
Current Tasting Notes (2014):
Beautiful intense colour, nose of brambles, juicy blackberry and black currants with a spicy and savoury flavour. Palate of fresh violet juice, wild raspberries with a great concentration or aromas. Silky tannins and layers of complexity give this wine a European Grand Cru dimension.