COLOUR: Bright dark cherry red
NOSE: Aromas of dark cherry and spice supported by subtle nuances of toasty oak and complex aromas of fungal/forest floor
PALATE: The wine delivers elegant Pinot flavours in a mid-weight, attractive style that showcases varietal flavours. These vibrant, varietal flavours are complemented by firm tannins and well-balanced use of oak that does not dominate the wine. The palate is full but soft with great length of flavour and finishes dry with perfect weight and mouthfeel to create a wine of wide appeal.
About the Wine
REGION: 100% Waipara, North Canterbury.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: The 2018 Vintage in the Waipara Valley was typified by warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights. An ideal summer ensured great vine health and fruit condition. Harvesting of fruit was carried out early in April.
WINEMAKING: The fruit was destemmed without crushing to retain a percentage of whole berries in the ferment. Fermentation was carried out in small fermenters with regular daily hand plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannins. Further maceration post-ferment and prior to pressing has enhanced the palate with soft but firm tannins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine underwent a period of oak maturation prior to stabalising for bottling. The wine has not been fined in order to retain maximum flavour and mouthfeel.
WINEMAKER: Evan Ward
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir
MATURATION: 100% Oak barriques
Alc. Vol: 14.1%
Acidity (TA): 5.4 g/l pH: 3.78 g/l Residual Sugar: Dry - less than 1g/l
About the Winery
TIKI ESTATE Pinot Noir 2018, Waipara. The TIKI is a hand-carved Maori treasure which, when gifted, bestows good fortune and love on others. We craft our wines with the same spirit in mind.