Tiki Estate Pinot Noir
Tiki is a proud founding member of TUKU, the world’s first Maori winemaker collective, bringing together awarded Maori wineries based on their shared values of the land, family and hospitality. They are an indigenous Māori wine producer committed to sustainable winegrowing, caring for their vines under the guiding Maori principles of Kaitiakitanga: guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.
This is a bright and expressive Pinot Noir with inviting aromas of dark cherry and plum supported by a background of toasty oak. Richly-flavoured and aromatic it delivers elegant, earthy Pinot flavours complemented by fine grained tannins and well balanced subtle oak flavours. The palate is full but soft with great length of flavour and finishes dry with perfect weight and mouthfeel.
Traditional Burgundian methods were used for vinification and elevage. A proportion of whole bunch was placed at the bottom of the vats, with destemmed berries on top. One week cold soak was followed by a natural fermentation during which time the floating cap of skins was plunged twice daily. After fermentation It was gently pressed then aged in French oak for 18 months on yeast lees. The result is a rich, ripe, full bodied wine with the typical regional characters of chocolate, cherry, plum and spice.
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