Tiraki Sauvignon Blanc 2022
Tiraki is Maori for ‘clearing of the sky’
Tiraki pays homage to the local Maori name for Marlborough “Kei Puta te Wairau” or “Hole in the sky over Wairau”. This is important to us given our Maori heritage and longstanding family connection with the region.
Clouds parting is synonymous with new beginnings and optimism. Through our wine, we aspire to share our joy, passion and sense of adventure with the world.
Passionfruit, guava, peach, grapefruit and melon aromas make this a concentrated and classy Sauvignon Blanc. The palate shows pure tropical fruit notes giving the wine weight and a textural element adds complexity, leaving a long lingering finish.
Food Pairing: Enjoy as an aperitif on a warm summer’s day or match with anything fresh from the ocean!
Tiraki Sauvignon Blanc 2022 from Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard: Fruit sourced from our Oddstone vineyard. Free draining alluvial soils. Vine age 12-30 years.
Vintage: The 2022 vintage was a tricky one! A warm and dry start to the season gave us good fruit set, and the promise of a return to normal yield levels. The curve ball came in early February when unpredictable rain events slowed ripening and made picking decisions tricky. Luckily for the Tiraki team the fruit held its condition and we were able to pick grapes with a good degree of ripeness and some punchy flavours.
Winemaking: Picking the fruit in the cool of the early morning allowed us to retain aromatic flavour precursors. The harvested grapes were gently pressed to tank to cold settle, with the clear juice then being fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures with selected yeast strains designed to enhance aromatic intensity. 5% of the wine was wild fermented in oak puncheons, helping to add complexity, weight and texture. Once blended the wine was aged on light lees in tank for 5 months.
Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
100% Sauvignon Blanc
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