TIKI Estate Pinot Noir 2014

$ 15.25

NOSE: Aromas of dark cherry and plum supported by a layer of toasty oak

PALATE: Richly flavoured andaromatic, this wine delivers elegantPinot flavours complemented by finegrained tannins and well-balancedsmoky oak flavours. The palate is full

but soft with great length of flavourand finishes dry with perfect weightand mouth feel.

VINEYARD REGION: 100 percent Marlborough

VINEYARDS: Rewa Vineyard, Upper Wairau Valley

VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Ideal weather conditions led up to a harvest in early April, with fruit in perfect condition and packed with flavour. The season also provided the requisite large diurnal temperature fluctuations that maximise the varietal flavours and intense colour of Marlborough Pinot Noir.

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 twice daily gentle plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannins. Further maceration post-ferment and prior to pressing has enhanced the palate with soft tannins. After malolactic fermentation the wine underwent a period of oak maturation prior to stabilising for bottling. The wine has not been fined, this allows it to retain maximum flavour and mouth feel.

WINEMAKER: Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY: 100 per cent Pinot Noir

MATURATION: 100 percent stainless steel fermentation