Tiki KORO Pinot Noir 2016 - Central Otago
Central Otago is the most southerly grape-growing region in the world. Located at 45º south, it shares unique geographical and climactic conditions with some of the world’s most prestigious wine-producing regions. Burgundy and the northern Rhone in France, and Oregon’s Willamette Valley in the SA, are all at latitudes between 45º and 47º north.
Intensely and brightly coloured wine with a deep red/purple hue
It is sweetly fragrant and inviting on the nose showing red/black cherry, raspberry coulis, vanilla and hazelnut characters with a hint of savoury complexity.
Juicy and beautifully rounded, displaying plush texture and silky tannins, finishing long and velvety. The wine delivers pristine fruit flavours together with spicy/savoury nuances, making it instantly appealing.
100% Wanaka, Central Otago
2016 was a great vintage for Pinot. Our crops were balanced and the summer was not too hot or cold with an amazingly long and dry autumn that let the grapes develop to ultimate ripeness to create this bold wine.
Vintage 2016 was the first time in 22 years we had to protect the new spring growth from the often disastrous frosts, and it worked. The cooler start to the season meant bunches were smaller than in recent years, yields were lower. The typically beautiful Central Otago summer and autumn weather, with record high temperatures in February, ensured the quality of fruit on the vine. 2016 gave us time, time on the vines to ripen slowly, develop flavours and harvest when we deemed the grapes perfect – definitely one of our best and most enjoyable seasons to date.
100% Pinot Noir
100% stainless steel with oak barriques for eleven months
Alc Vol: 14.6 %
Acidity (TA): 6.0 g/l
pH: 5.58 g/l
Residual Suga: r0.25 g/l
Drinking well now but will continue to develop for a further five years from vintage date.
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH
Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with an extraordinary variety of dishes. This wine is best suited to full-flavoured dishes such as venison with savoury sauces, roast duck or a pork loin served with potatoes and herbs.
AWARDS & REVIEWS
5 STARS Wine Orbit, December 2017
4 STARS Raymond Chan, January 2018
4 STARS Wine State PIN Tasting, October 2018
92/100 James Suckling, October 2018