Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Riesling

Winemaker’s Notes 2011Rie

Harvest date  4 – 6 April 2014
Sugars at harvest  19.5 Brix
Bottling date  5 September 2014
Cases produced 197

Alcohol  9.5%
Residual Sugars  27 g/L
pH  3.10
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 notes

Bouquet 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.


Wine 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.”

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