Tiki KORO Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 - $35 a bottle - $210 for a 6 pack
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COLOUR: Intensely and brightly coloured wine with a deep red/purple hue. NOSE: Aromatically savoury with delightful earthy, forest floor aromas, a touch of truffle with supporting plummy, dark red fruit notes. PALATE: An exceptionally balanced wine showing a lovely integration of finegrained tannins and full fruit flavours. The palate is full bodied with marvellous texture and length resulting in a wine that has intensity to match fuller flavoured dishes.
REGION: 100 % Central Otago. VINTAGE CONDITIONS: It was an amazing season that is rarely seen in this region. Growing degree days were the highest of any winemaking region in New Zealand and subsequently the fruit ripened up to a month earlier than usual. Perfect warm, dry conditions prevailed which allowed the Pinot Noir to attain full ripeness with acid levels being somewhat lower than normal. WINEMAKING: The fruit was fermented in small parcels with up to 15-20% whole bunches included in the ferment to give lifted aromatics and structure. Hand plunging was carried out daily during ferment and the total maceration time was four weeks which allowed extended time for tannin extraction. After pressing, the wine was aged for ten months in small French oak barriques where it went through malolactic fermentation. The wine had such perfect balance that no fining was done and only a coarse filter was used at bottling. GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Pinot Noir. WINE ANALYSIS Alc Vol: 14.0 % Acidity (TA): 5.7 g/l pH: 3.58 g/l Residual Sugar: dry PEAK DRINKING: Drinking well now but will continue to develop for a further five years from vintage date. FOOD MATCH: Pinot Noir can be enjoyed with an extraordinary variety of dishes. This wine is best suited to full-flavoured dishes such as venison with savoury sauces, roast duck or a pork loin served with potatoes and herbs. AWARDS 5* Wine Orbit, February 2019