Tiki Single Vineyard North Canterbury Pinot Noir 2020 ($25)
An excellent-value pinot noir that’s crammed with cherry and tamarillo tastiness. Smooth and soothing to sip, it shows subtle smoke notes from its well-handled oak maturation and it’s edged with soft mushroom and dried herb characters which add complexity to the mid-palate and elongate the finish.
Paired with Milk Braised Pork Shoulder in Issue 105 of dish Magazine
It’s the deft touch of smoke gleaned from 12 months in French oak barrels which gives this pinot noir perfect ‘porkability’ with this recipe. Bright, spice-driven and laced with cedar and cherry, it’s a smooth, saucy match. Tikiwine.com