Rimu Grove Riesling
Harvest date: 10 April 2017
Sugars at harvest: 20.5 Brix
Bottling date: 12 September 2017
Cases produced: 88
Residual Sugars: 15 g/L
T/A: 9.1 g/L
This wine was produced from fruit grown on the Waimea Planes and Moutere Hills. The small crop of handpicked Riesling grapes was partially destemmed and soaked on their skins overnight prior to gentle pressing and cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notesBouquet of citrus blossoms and honeysuckle. Full and luscious in the mouth, the fresh juicy flavours finish with racy acidity reminiscent of mandarines and limes. This versatile wine is destined to gain strength and body with cellar age.
Reviews**** Stars, New Zealand Wines 2019: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide
“The tightly structured 2017 vintage is pale yellow/green, with a scented bouquet. Slightly austere in its youth, it has good intensity of vibrant, lemony, appley flavours, gentle sweetness (15 grams/litre of residual sweetness) and firm acid spine. It needs time; open 2020+”