Rimu Grove Winery, Nelson, New Zealand

The Four Legs Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker’s NotesTheFourLegsFrontLabel

Harvest date: 14th April 2013
Sugars at harvest: 24.2 Brix
Bottling date: 11th March 2014
Cases produced: 46

Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.1
T/A: 8.2

 

With this wine we pay tribute to our fantastic harvest crew of 2013.  The grapes for this wine were hand selected and each bunch individually tasted for ripeness and flavour before being picked.  After de-stemming the grapes, two of our pickers hosed themselves down and jumped in the bin with the fruit.  We turned up the music in the winery and the two girls danced around in the grapes for a while, slipping, sliding, splashing, and generally making a sticky mess. This traditional technique of crushing the grapes by foot prior to pressing released the mysterious flavours hidden in the skins.  Fermented and aged on lees in both French oak and acacia barrels for 10 months, this wine has evolved into a lively spirited wine with an underlying sensuality, full ripe flavours, lithe legs and sensuous curves.

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.

Tasting notes

Notes of herb, florals and spice combine in a fragrant, complex style of sauvignon. On its taut palate there's apple and green fruits, zesty lime and a lingering mineral character (New Zealand Herald Viva, 26 Sept 2014).

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