2016 Tiki Estate Sauvignon BlancSauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
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The ripe, full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic attributes of the Estate’s Wairau Valley vineyards in what was a great season for ripening. Flav...
The ripe, full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic attributes of the Estate’s Wairau Valley vineyards in what was a great season for ripening. Flavours from the tropical spectrum with very little unripe greenness. Blending the best fruit from our three vineyards has created a mix of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by our winemaker. Harvested in the cool of the evening, the fruit 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 Sauvignon Blanc aromas through the release of aromatic thiols. A small amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure. Early bottling was carried out to ensure the capture of the intense varietal aromas and flavours.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 to tropical with very little greenness. Picking commenced the first week of April.
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral and flint|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit and melon|