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Vibrant & lively, bursting with tropical fruit

Showcasing ripe tropical fruit, passionfruit with lifted notes of currant & tomato leaf

Perfect with a simple goats cheese & beetroot salad with arugula

Tohu Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Member rating / 38
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $17.95 $15.61
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64
Awarded Trophy Awarded Blue-Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points
Tohu Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Tohu Awatere Valley Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Member rating / 38
Grapes for this wine are sourced from blocks located in the upper, mid, and lower areas of the Awatere Valley...
$16.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $17.95 $15.61
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64

Accolades

Awarded Trophy: Best of Show New Zealand

Mundus Vini 2020

Awarded Blue-Gold Medal

Sydney International Wine Competition

Awarded Gold Medal

Mundus Vini 2020

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand Wine of the Year Awards

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Feb 2020

Description

  • Dry style
  • Ripe tropical fruit
  • Juicy pineapple
  • Fresh green apple

"Tangy sauvignon blanc with a strong Awatere signature thanks to gooseberry, tomato leaf, oyster-shell and subtle passionfruit flavours. Good purity and refreshingly crisp finish" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Feb 2020

Sourced entirely from vineyards located in Marlborough’s stunning Awatere Valley, this vibrant wine displays aromas of ripe tropical fruit and passionfruit with lifted notes of currant and tomato leaf. The concentrated palate is layered with flavours of sweet juicy pineapple, pink grapefruit, fresh green apple and hints of black olive. With herbal notes and a zesty minerality this wine leads to a pure, lively and focused dry finish that has both freshness and length.

Grapes for this wine are sourced from blocks located in the upper, mid, and lower areas of the Awatere Valley. The Awatere Valley is cooler, drier and windier overall than other sub-regions of Marlborough, with a longer and cooler growing season. These climatic factors combined with vineyards located on young, fertile river terraces result in distinctive wines with a mineral drive and fruit forward flavours. The 2018/2019 growing season in the Awatere began with unsettled weather resulting in lower yields overall, however a warm and dry Summer with perfect growing conditions. grapes were able to be picked at optimal ripeness over harvest resulting in a wine with outstanding aromatics, palate weight and texture.

Select blocks from the Awatere Valley are harvested using modern machine harvesters allowing ultimate extraction of flavour and aroma compounds from the skins of the grapes. Once at the winery the grapes are pressed into stainless steel tanks for cold settling, before being gently racked and inoculated with select yeasts chosen to naturally enhance the aromatic and flavour profiles of the wine. Fermentation is carried out at cool temperatures allowing the wine to retain its bright aromas; with each batch fermentation typically lasting around 21 days. After fermentation is complete the wines are left to settle on their yeast lees for a short period before being racked again into stainless steel tanks for maturation. Meticulous classification of each batch results in a final blend that truly captures the exceptional characteristics of the vineyards. Once blended the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered without the need for fining, ready for bottling in mid-July 2019.

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Alcohol

13%

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Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (19)

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P
Excellent Sauv, with intense flavours

Peter - 10/05/2020

B
Very nice, a real treat.

Barbara - 02/05/2020

B
great value for money.

Barb - 29/04/2020

H
I just love the clean fresh notes of summer

Hayley - 29/04/2020

S
Great value, first smell and taste was a surprising explosion of yellow flavours - yellow capsicum, passionfruit, even a touch of pineapple.

Simon - 26/04/2020

T
Super wine

Tasha - 22/04/2020

A
Always a great sav

Anita - 19/04/2020

D
My best friend and I always enjoy a glass of Tohu

Debra - 14/04/2020

D
Love Tohu, many thanks for your prompt delivery

Denise - 13/04/2020

Our most favoured wine and so happy to be able to purchase at the fabulous price which is often offered for such a superb wine

Colleen - 12/04/2020

R
delish, strong passion fruit aromas. A really yummy sav.

Robyn - 10/04/2020

J
A lovely Sav

John - 18/05/2020

B
Very nice - lovely fruit aroma.

Bryan - 11/05/2020

J
Good fast delivery, wine great

Janice - 29/04/2020

Great wine. Fairly priced

Angela - 12/04/2020

B
Very nice wine at this price

Barry - 07/04/2020

J
A good Sauvignon Blanc this one.

Judith - 06/04/2020

n
very pleasant I reordered

noelene - 12/03/2020

G
GOOD VALUE

Gaye - 07/05/2020


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