Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Pinot Noir 2005

Winemaker's Notes

Harvest date: 12 - 28 April 2005
Sugars at harvest: 25.5 - 27.0 Brix
Bottling date: 22 March 2005
Cases produced 671
Alcohol 14.5%
pH 3.58
T/A 6.8

100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard located in the Moutere Hills.
Mix of seven clones: 10/5, UCD 5 & 6, 114, 115, 667, 777.
Barrel aged in French oak for 10 months (34% new oak).

Grapes were picked by hand and cold-soaked for 5 days.
Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats and hand-plunged 3 times daily.
Wine was bottled course-filtered

Tasting notes

An array of complex aromas: Blueberry, black currant, blackberry, cinnamon, sage, roses and violets. Ultra-concentrated sweet ripe fruity flavours with earthy, savoury notes and hints of spice, finished with silky fine-grained tannins that spread throughout the palate

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