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"Mouth-watering & deliciously long" Wine Orbit

"Revealing full Sauvignon fllavours, balanced with acidity which keeps it awake & will live on" Peter Saunders

Pair with an Asian style prawn pad thai marinated in a ginger garlic sauce

Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Member rating / 14
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Sustainable Winegrowing
Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Toi Toi Lifestyle Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2023

Member rating / 14
A pure and full expression of Marborough
6 Btls, $101.94 6 Btls, $88.64


Awarded 5 Stars

Peter Saunders Review, Jul 2023

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2023


  • Dry style
  • Ripe apricot
  • Rockmelon & fig
  • Mouth-watering

"It's wonderfully aromatic and enticing on the nose with green rockmelon, fig, apricot and lime peel aromas, leading to a splendidly flavoursome palate offering excellent fruit purity and intensity. Mouth-watering and deliciously long on the finish. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Jul 2023

"Crispy fresh as we would expect young, yet clean and revealing full Sauvignon fllavours, balanced with acidity which keeps it awake and will live on into 2026. A tidy Marlborough statement on this variety. Best while fresh; according to taste; no hurry" Peter Saunders Review, Jul 2023

"Vibrantly aromatic with hints of rock melon, crisp apple, sun-ripened apricot, and a touch of fig and lime zest. Wet stone, nettle, and herbal notes of basil and fennel elevate the palate. Intensely fruited yet balanced with a delicate texture and bright acidity. A pure and full expression of Marborough" Tim Adams, Winemaker

We craft Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc from four Marlborough vineyards, each of which bring their own expression to the wine. Our mission is to capture the essence of these grapes, transferring their remarkable flavors from vine to vessel with minimal intervention. We commence harvesting during the cool evening hours, a practice that ensures the integrity and vibrant flavours of the fruit. Each vineyard is progressively harvested at peak ripeness, often requiring 3-4 visits. This approach results in the diverse palette of flavors and nuances, essential in crafting the distinct Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc profile. In the winery, we let the wine sit with its skins for 2-3 hours, and then gently press it. This method gives the wine a nice structure and without fining, allows us to keep more of the grape’s original flavors. The fermentation, carried out in stainless steel tanks, employs an array of yeasts: some to amplify aromas, others to impart savory undertones and shape its body and character.

Marlborough began its growing season with echoes of 2022, making many anxious. However, while December's inconsistent flowering led to average Sauvignon Blanc yields, it was a blessing in disguise. Fewer tightly packed grape clusters meant they were less prone to diseases, especially compared to the more problematic 2022 season. The sparse arrangement also reduced chances of berry damage during rains. Cool nights played a crucial role, keeping harmful fungi in check and preserving the grapes' acidity. Those who remained patient experienced fantastic weather in March and April, resulting in grapes with excellent sugar content, vibrant flavors, and balanced acidity across all varieties.


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4.5 Stars

User comments (8)

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Love this wine and it was actually cheaper than Liquor Stores. Delivery guy was amazing…

Sheralee - 19/02/2024

We really enjoy this particular Sav'

Diane - 11/02/2024

Lovely wine to drink

Judith - 04/06/2024

Wife ?? this wine.

Bill - 10/05/2024

Lovely Wine

Cherie - 23/01/2024


Cliff - 26/12/2023

Fragrant and full bodied best SB of this vintage so far

Keith - 15/10/2023

good service and delivery, lucky i was home as you have to sign for it.

rhys - 09/11/2023


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