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2011 tiki estate marlborough sb small


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 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2015

5star Raymond Chan 2015

5star Wine Orbit 2015

TIKI Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2013

5star Gourmet Traveller 2014

TIKI KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2013

2014 gold Gold Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2015

TIKI KORO Chardonnay

4star Cameron Douglas 2014

TIKI Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Best International Business Class White Wine: Global Traveller on the Wing Airline Wine Competition 2015


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