Tiki Estate Pinot Gris – Marlborough 2017 (12 Bottles) Marlborough, New Zealand

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COLOUR: A delicate, pale gold with hints of pink from the variety’s skin colour.

NOSE: A strongly aromatic nose delivering fruit aromas of ripe pear and quince. Fermentation esters and a delightful spicy note further enhanced the fruitiness of this aromatic wine.

PALATE: The palate is full and lush with ripe fruit flavours delightfully counter balanced by a soft phenolic structure that imparts a sense of opulence. Apple, custard and quince flavours complexed with a touch of ginger provide an exciting combination of tastes that linger on the palate well after the wine has been enjoyed.

VINEYARD REGION: 100% Waipara Valley, North Canterbury

VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2020 Vintage in Waipara, North Canterbury was warm and dry. Heat summation was well up on average while rainfall was 25% less than normal. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was greatly reduce, allowing all fruit to be picked in pristine condition. Due to the warm summer the fruit was harvested a few weeks ahead of normal. This had the effect of enhancing fruit flavours and creating wines of great balance, especially this Pinot Gris.

WINEMAKING: The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as determined by frequent tasting in the vineyard. It was then very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle. The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using yeast renowned for their ability to enhance Pinot Gris aromas and to add complexity by the addition of fermentation esters. A small amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure.

5 STARS – Wine Orbit, June 2021
91 POINTS – Cameron Douglas MS, World of Wine, Summer 2021
4 STARS – Michael Cooper, NZ Wine Writer
4 STARS – Yvonne Lorkin, Wine Writer

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About TIKI Wine

By the end of 2006 Waiata Vineyard in Waipara was fully planted and we had found some more vineyard land in the unplanted Upper Wairau Valley in Marlborough that we thought showed real promise.

We decided to expand into the Marlborough region and over the next few years we kept busy developing the new Marlborough sites and then in 2009 we finally got to taste the fruit of our labour with the release of our first vintage of Tiki Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.

This wine won Gold medals and numerous accolades which was an amazing result from such young vines and confirmed our earlier thinking over the quality potential of these vineyards.

Today, Tiki has one of the largest vineyards in North Canterbury Wine Region of New Zealand with 320 hectares planted in vines. Our Marlborough vineyard now sold, we continue to produce award winning wines here in North Canterbury that Tiki wine lovers are enjoying all over the world.

As a company we are an indigenous NZ Māori wine producer that is committed to sustainable winegrowing. We care for our vines under the guiding Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.

TIKI Wine Vineyards is located in Aotearoa.

Aotearoa summers have plenty of heat and sunshine, but it’s at nightfall when the magic really happens. When the sun dips below the horizon and takes its warm kiss away from our islands, the temperatures quickly drop and we are reminded of our secluded geographical location in the Southern Ocean.

It is this unique geographic positioning that gives us one of the longest grape growing seasons on earth which is so special to the creation of our wines. Cold night time temperatures help to capture the elegant acidity and the unmistakable zesty flavours and fragrances that are the hallmark of our wines.

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