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2011 tiki estate waipara pg small

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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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)


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