Rimu Grove Riesling
Harvest date 4 – 6 April 2014
Sugars at harvest 19.5 Brix
Bottling date 5 September 2014
Cases produced 197
Residual Sugars 27 g/L
T/A 8.25 g/L
This wine was produced from fruit grown on the Waimea Planes near Hope. 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.
ReviewsWine Orbit, August 2016 ***** 95 points
“This fabulous off-dry riesling shows pristine aromas of lime sorbet, nectarine and floral with subtle flinty complexity. The palate is light and bright, and persistent and engaging, and delivers superb fruit purity and acidity. Beautifully poised and structured, this should gradually evolve to a magnificent wine. At its best: now to 2024.”