Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Riesling 2008

Winemaker’s Notes

Harvest date 13 April 2008
Sugars at harvest 24.6 Brix
Bottling date 22 August 2008
Cases produced 46

Alcohol 13%
Residual Sugars 22 g/L
pH 3.27
T/A 6.2 g/L

This wine was produced from fruit grown in free draining gravels of the Waimea Planes. The small crop of handpicked Riesling grapes was partially destemmed and soaked on their skins overnight prior to gentle pressing and cool fermentation with wild and yeasts and aging in a stainless steel tank.

Tasting notes

Bouquet of orange blossom, honeysuckle and warm spice.
Off-dry, round, full and luscious in the mouth, the fresh flavours
finish with racy acidity reminiscent of sweet lime.
This versatile wine is destined to gain strength and body with cellar age.

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