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Tiki Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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750ML / 13.8% ABV
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750ML / 13.8% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A delicate, pale green/gold. Strongly aromatic with an intense nose showcasing classic Sauvignon Blanc aromas of tropical fruits, gooseberry and dried herbs. The recognizable fresh, flinty green characters and minerality of Awatere fruit underpin a tropical and citrus spectrum. A full flavoured wine rich in tropical fruit and herbal notes that reflect the attributes of the upper Awatere Valley vineyard. The mouthfeel and palate weight have been enhanced by maintaining a restrained acidity coupled with a perfectly balanced amount of residual sugar. The wine has immediate appeal and is marked by a flavor intensity that creates great length in the palate.

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James Suckling
Very typical, tropical-fruit, lime and herb aromas lead to a palate that has a soft, bold, tropical-fruit core.
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At Tiki Estate we care for our land under the Maori principles of Kaitiankitanga: Guardianship, protection and preservation of the earth.

From the Cool Climate grape growing regions of Marlborough & the South Island of New Zealand Tiki craft authentic, pure and refreshing natural wines from Certified Sustainable Vineyards.

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An icon and leading region of New Zealand's distinctive style of Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough has a unique terroir, making it ideal for high quality grape production (of many varieties). Despite some common generalizations, which could be fairly justified given that Marlborough is responsible for 90% of New Zealand's Sauvignon blanc production, the wines from this region are actually anything but homogenous. At the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, the vineyards of Marlborough benefit from well-draining, stony soils, a dry, sunny climate and wide temperature fluctuations between day and night, a phenomenon that supports a perfect balance between berry ripeness and acidity.

The region’s king variety, Sauvignon blanc, is beloved for its pungent, aromatic character with notes of exotic tropical fruit, freshly cut grass and green bell pepper along with a refreshing streak of stony minerality. These wines are made in a wide range of styles, and winemakers take advantage of various clones, vineyard sites, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to differentiate their bottlings, one from one another.

Also produced successfully here are fruit-forward Pinot noirs (especially where soils are clay-rich), elegant Riesling, Pinot gris and Gewürztraminer.

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Capable of a vast array of styles, Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, refreshing variety that equally reflects both terroir and varietal character. Though it can vary depending on where it is grown, a couple of commonalities always exist—namely, zesty acidity and intense aromatics. This variety is of French provenance. Somm Secret—Along with Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc is a proud parent of Cabernet Sauvignon. That green bell pepper aroma that all three varieties share is no coincidence—it comes from a high concentration of pyrazines (herbaceous aromatic compounds) inherent to each member of the family.

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