Tiki Estate Pinot Gris 2016 - Marlborough
In its setting at the north-eastern tip of New Zealand's South Island 40 degrees south of the equator, Marlborough lies parallel with some of the northern hemisphere's major wine growing regions. As the country's largest grape growing and wine making region, it produces close to 75 per cent of wine exports.
A delicate, pale straw gold
A strongly aromatic, perfumed nose delivering fruit aromas of ripe nashi pear, honeysuckle and quince. Fermentation esters and a delightful spicy note further enhanced the fruitiness of this aromatic wine
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 gone.
100% Marlborough, Rewa Vineyard
The 2016 Vintage in the Upper Wairau was one of the best in the last decade. Warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights, provided the ideal conditions for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines. As a result of these conditions, the flavour profiles tended more towards ripe and luscious with exceptional aromatics. Picking commenced the first week of April
The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by our winemaker - for Pinot Gris this occurs late in the ripening process. It was 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 the Pinot Gris aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure.
100% Pinot Gris
100% stainless steel fermentation/maturation.
Alc Vol: 14.0%
Acidity (TA): 5.4 g/l
Residual Sugar: 7.8 g/l
2016/18 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH
Chicken curry with a coconut cream sauce or crispy Thai pork and vegetables rolls