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Tiki Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Print E-mail

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COLOUR  Pale straw

NOSEPerfumed tropical aromas  of peach  stone and passion fruit with underlying aromas  of grapefruit and gooseberry, add zingy, citrusy notes that combine with hints of capsicum.


PALATE The ripe, full flavours and tight structure reflect the attributes of our Wairau Valley vineyards. Blending the best fruit from three of our single vineyards has created a spectrum of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual  sugar.

VINEYARD REGION The fruit for this wine was sourced from our Estate vineyards in the Upper Wairau Valley, Marlborough.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS The weather conditions were ideal for the 2011 vintage at our Tiki vineyards. The large diurnal fluctuation in tempera- tures were perfect  for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines. Fruit flavours were discernibly  stronger at a lower sugar level than usual so harvest was possible in the first week of April. The fruit was harvested in the cool of autumn to ensure the essence of the vineyard was captured.

WINEMAKING Fermentation of individual parcels was carried out at low temperatures using an innovative combination of specially selected yeast strains. The yeast has further developed the aromatic profile  of the wines by releasing  the intensely aromatic thiols, the hallmark of Marlborough Sauvignon  Blanc.


100% Sauvignon  Blanc

100% stainless steel fermentation

Alc Vol:    13.15% Acidity (TA):     7.6g/l pH:    3.21g/l Residual sugar: 5.8g/l

PEAK DRINKING 2011-12Best enjoyed  within two years of vintage date. Serve lightly chilled.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH Crumbed Hoki with lemon  and herb  risotto.

Recent Awards


White wine of the Show & Best White Wine Under €15 category,  Gold Star Award,  Irish Wine Show (NOFFLA, Oct 2012)

Gold medal

2012 China Wine Awards, Sept 2012

New Zealand

5 stars

Raymond Chan (Sept  2011)

4.5 stars

Wine Orbit/Sam Kinm (July 2012)

Silver medal IWSC 2012 (Oct 2012)
4.5 stars/Top 10 Cuisine, NZ Sauvignon Blanc Tasting (Jan 2012)
Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show 2011

4 stars

Michael Cooper’s Buyers’ Guide(June 2012)

4 stars Winestate magazine, 2012



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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