Te Hihi NV

te hihi brut cuveeTasting Notes

A classic sparkling blend of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay made in a Brut style. Fresh strawberries with a biscuity finish.

Wine Information

  • Winemaker: Andrew Nimmo
  • Region: Gisborne
  • Variety: Pinot Noir (57%) & Chardonnay (43%) Sparkling


  • Harvest Date: Various in between 2013 and 2016
  • Bottling Date: November 2016
  • Release Date: December 2016

Winemaker Notes

Both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were fermented separately in stainless steel under temperature control. The wines were blended to produce a fresh clean sparkling wine.

Viticulture Notes

Pinot Noir was harvested in 2016 in excellent condition from BC Tietjen’s vineyard in Bushmere Road, Gisborne. Chardonnay was from a number of harvests in between 2013 and 2016.

Technical Details

  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • Residual Sugar: 12.0
  • TA: 5.9
  • ph: 3.27


  • Cellaring: 2-3 years