Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

The Doctor's Orders Montepulciano

Winemaker’s NotesTheDoctor'sOrders

Harvest date: 4th - 12th April 2014
Sugars at harvest: 23.5 Brix
Bottling date: 14th July 2015
Cases produced: 17
Alcohol: 13.5%


The grapes for this wine were a gift from a good friend of Rimu Grove, who, after retiring from the medical profession, decided to don a cowboy hat and plant a vineyard.  Though he rapidly discovered that maintaining a vineyard is in fact backbreaking work, he nonetheless persevered and has been growing some spectacular grapes for several years now.  In 2014 he brought us some Montepulciano from a little pocket of his vineyard that is inexplicably warmer than all the rest, making it perfect for this hot climate variety.  And from those grapes we have crafted a wine that is not unlike the good doctor himself - big, bold and packed with flavour.  Always ready with a laugh, a slap on the back or another far-fetched story, this wine has good humour to spare.  A veritable hug in a bottle.

This Single Release wine was handcrafted by the crew at Rimu Grove Winery.  Limited to a ridiculously low number of bottles, this wine reflects the spirit of innovation, creativity and general eccentricity of the folks who make our wines.

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