Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

Rimu Grove Riesling

Winemaker’s Notes 2011Rie

Harvest date  5 April 2015
Sugars at harvest  20.4 Brix
Bottling date  24 September 2015
Cases produced 89

Alcohol  10%
Residual Sugars  15 g/L
pH  3.2
T/A  8.6 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 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.

Reviews

**** Stars, New Zealand Wines 2017: Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide
“The light lemon/green 2015 vintage is fresh and vivacious, in a light-bodied (10 per cent alcohol) style with strong, lemony flavours, good acid spine and an off-dry (12 grams/litre of residual sugar), tangy finish. Still youthful, it should be at its best mid-2017+.”

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