Rimu Grove Pinot Noir 2002
Harvest date 30 March - 4 April 2002
Sugars at harvest 24.0 - 25.0 Brix
Bottling date 18 March 2003
Cases produced 156
T/A 8.17 gm/litre
100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard in the Moutere Hills.
Barrel aged in French oak for 9 months (43% new oak).
Grapes were picked by hand and cold soaked for 5 days.
Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats, hand-plunged 3 times daily.
Tasting notesOriginal Tasting Notes (2003):
Masses of cherry and red plum flavours, ripe sweet fruit with hints of mocha and spice. Elegant toasty oak characters add structure and complexity in balance with the fruit. Silky texture with a long, generous finish.
Current Tasting Notes (2014):
Still loads of cherries, kirsch, Christmas spices and savoury notes on the nose. The palate is vivid with a great acid backbone balanced with rich, fine tannins.