Tiwaiwaka – Quintessential Martinborough Boutique

25-Jul-2012
The combination of large and small producers makes a wine-growing region complete. In Martinborough, the likes of Palliser Estate and Te Kairanga are complemented by the likes of Cabbage Tree and Tiwaiwaka, making the district all the more interesting. Tiwaiwaka, the label of Morton and Elise Anderson, can be billed as a ‘quintessential Martinborough boutique'. Following Morton's five year winemaking stint in South Australia, they purchased the ‘Alexander' operation on the Martinborough Terrace in 2002. Everything is hands-on, and the winemaking as well as the viticulture is under their personal care. The wines are made from fruit from two 2 ha blocks which are under their viticultural control, and some of the close-planted vines are around 20 years old. The ‘Lucinda' Bordeaux-blend has been the flagship, reflecting the composition of the vineyards, but the focus may be shifting to Pinot Noir due to the greater consistency of these vines. For the record, Tiwaiwaka is the Maori word for fantail. For sales enquiries, contact Morton on Tel: 06 306-9904

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Tiwaiwaka Martinborough Pinot Noir 2010

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