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Tiki Estate Waipara Pinot Gris 2011 Print E-mail

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COLOUR  Intense straw yellow.

NOSE Intensely  floral and perfumed nose with fruit aromas of ripe nashi pear, lychee and quince. Fermentation esters and a delightful spicy note further enhanced the fruitiness  of
this wine.

PALATE Full and lush with ripe fruit flavours counter balanced by a soft phenolic structure that imparts  a sense of opulence. Apple, custard  and quince flavours with a touch  of ginger provide  an exciting  combination of tastes that linger  on the palate.

VINEYARD REGION 100% of the fruit for this wine was sourced from our Waiata Vineyard, Waipara, Canterbury.

VINTAGE CONDITIONS The weather conditions the 2011 vintage were ideal at our Tiki vineyards. The large diurnal fluctuation in temperatures were perfect  for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines. The fruit was in excellent condition and was the first crop to be harvested from these vines. It was picked  in the cool of autumn to ensure the essence of the vineyard was captured.

WINEMAKING The fruit was very gently pressed  to avoid harsh  phenolic extraction and then  allowed to coldsettle. 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.


100% Pinot Gris

100% stainless steel fermentation

Alc Vol:    13.0% Acidity (TA):     5.90g/l pH:    3.31g/l Residual sugar: 6.16g/l

Will continue to develop  for a further two to three years from vintage date. Serve lightly chilled.

Asparagus and pancetta salad.

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Recent Awards

New Zealand
Pure gold medal Air New Zealand Wine Awards (2012)
4.5 stars Raymond Chan (2011)
4 stars Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide (June 2012)
Silver Medal NZ International Wine Show (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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