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Rimu Grove Pinot Noir Nelson 2004

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Winemaker’s Notes Harvest date 15 – 30 April 2004 Sugars at harvest 23.0 – 25.8 Brix Bottling date 18 March 2005 Cases produced 664 Alcohol 14.0% pH 3.7 T/A 6.8 gm/litre 100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard. Mix of seven clones: 10/5, UCD 5 & 6, 114, 115, 667, 777. Barrel aged in French oak for 10.5 months (35% new oak). Grapes were picked by hand and cold-soaked for 5 days. Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats, hand-plunged 3 times daily. Wine was bottled course-filtered. Tasting Notes: Gorgeously plump, fleshy wine with a fine tannin balance. Delicate, sweet-fruit flavours, with raspberry and strawberry. Fine acidity and a lovely tail. A hint of funk which adds further intrigue. The wine combines a full body with a graceful balance and, although quite ready, will continue to develop complexity for several years.

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Rimu Grove Winery Ltd:
Rimu Grove Winery was founded in 1995 in the rolling hills above the scenic Waimea Estuary. The search for the ultimate expression of terroir is reflected in the wines: a synergy of Nelson sunshine, Moutere clay gravels, maritime microclimate and the pursuit of perfection. In the early 1900's, a complete city plan was drawn up for Bronte peninsula of Nelson, but fate determined that this woul... Read more
Rimu Grove Winery was founded in 1995 in the rolling hills above the scenic Waimea Estuary. The search for the ultimate expression of terroir is reflected in the wines: a synergy of Nelson sunshine, Moutere clay gravels, maritime microclimate and the pursuit of perfection. In the early 1900's, a complete city plan was drawn up for Bronte peninsula of Nelson, but fate determined that this would not be so. Instead, the Bronte area was planted in apple orchards and has remained this way for years. The land is well suited for vineyards as well, with the same clay gravel soils of the surrounding Moutere Hills coupled with the moderate climate due to the proximity to the sea. Patrick and Barbara Stowe recognised this potential, purchased the land in 1995 and began to remove the existing apple trees to plant the vineyard. The winery building was completed on the site in early 2000, just in time to accommodate the inaugural Rimu Grove vintage in March 2000. What a superb way to toast the new millennium. Read less

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Snooth User: Winooooo
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5.00 5
06/29/2010

One of the best wine's I tried in NZ, and probably the best Pinot Noir I also tried in this $40 price range. Full bodied, ranked as a five star Pinot Noir by critics in the area. Visited the Winery on a tour and it was the best Red of the day. Cheers to the owners. My year was 2006.



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Winemaker’s Notes Harvest date 15 – 30 April 2004 Sugars at harvest 23.0 – 25.8 Brix Bottling date 18 March 2005 Cases produced 664 Alcohol 14.0% pH 3.7 T/A 6.8 gm/litre 100% fruit from the Rimu Grove Estate Vineyard. Mix of seven clones: 10/5, UCD 5 & 6, 114, 115, 667, 777. Barrel aged in French oak for 10.5 months (35% new oak). Grapes were picked by hand and cold-soaked for 5 days. Wine was fermented in small open-top fermentation vats, hand-plunged 3 times daily. Wine was bottled course-filtered. Tasting Notes: Gorgeously plump, fleshy wine with a fine tannin balance. Delicate, sweet-fruit flavours, with raspberry and strawberry. Fine acidity and a lovely tail. A hint of funk which adds further intrigue. The wine combines a full body with a graceful balance and, although quite ready, will continue to develop complexity for several years.

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