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COLOUR  Straw gold with a hint  of copper.

NOSE Aromas of honeysuckle, melon and quince meld together to create the nose of this wine that is further enhanced by a lovely, perfumed fermentation bouquet.

PALATE Essence of pear and quince reward the taste buds that are further tantalized by the wonderful weight and structure of this wine. Full flavoured  and rich, the palate delivers a fantastic combination of ripe fruit flavours with a delightfully  balanced acidity and hint of residual  sweetness that enhances the length.

VINEYARD REGION 100% of the fruit for this wine was sourced from our Rewa Vineyard in the Upper Wairau Valley in Marlborough.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS Leading  up to the 2011 vintage in Marlborough, the weather  conditions were ideal for optimising the attributes of our vineyard. The large diurnal fluctua- tion in temperatures experienced by the Tiki Vineyards provided the ideal conditions for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines. Pinot Gris is a variety that needs full ripeness  to develop intensity of flavour and the terroir of our vineyard provides the optimum conditions to achieve this. The fruit, in perfect  condition, was the first to be harvested from these vines and it was picked in the cool of
autumn to ensure the essence of the vineyard was captured. The fruit was very gently pressed  to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and then  allowed to cold settle. The clear juice was then fermented that at low temperatures using yeast renowned for their  ability to enhance the Pinot Gris aromas while adding palate weight and structure.

WINEMAKER Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY 100% Pinot Gris

MATURATION 100% stainless steel fermentation

WINE ANALYSIS:
Alc Vol:    13.9% Acidity (TA):     6.25g/l pH:    3.50g/l Residual sugar: 5.8g/l

PEAK DRINKING 2012-13 Best enjoyed within two to three years of vintage date. Serve well chilled.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH Roast pork with sugared pears and parsnip.

 

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Recent Awarrds:

New Zealand
Gold medal & Trophy Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012
Pure silver medal Air NZ Wine Awards 2012
Silver medal NZ International Wine Show 2012
4.5 stars Raymond Chan 2011

 

Tiki Awards

  • finalist

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Outstanding Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    Gold medal, China Wine & Spirit Awards 2013

    4-5star90 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Winestate  Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Pinot Gris 2011

    Double Gold and BEST Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio San Francisco International Wine comp 2013

    Gold medal and Trophy, Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition 2012

    TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    5star 94 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Sept 2013

    4-5star Winestate Nov/Dec issue 2013

    TIKI Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2013

    4-5star91 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Aug 2013

    4star Raymond Chan, Aug 2013

    Maui Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    Silver, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 (London)

    TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

    Gold, China Wines and Spirits Best Value 2013 (view)

    TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011

    Gold medal, Hong Kong International Wine Challenge 2013 (view)

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