Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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Sourced entirely from vineyards located in Marlborough’s spectacular Awatere Valley, this vibrant wine displays aromas of passionfruit and citrus zest with notes of fresh herbs and green pepper. The concentrated palate is layered with flavours of sweet tropical fruit, bright lemon and lime, and crunchy green apple. With a zesty minerality this wine leads to a pure, lively and focused dry finish that has both freshness and length.

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Tohu Sauvignon Blanc

This single vineyard wine is a unique expression of the high altitude site in the upper reaches of Marlborough’s Awatere Valley. It displays aromas of fresh citrus, currant-leaf and herbal notes on the nose, while the vibrant palate displays green apple, pink grapefruit, sweet lime and capsicum flavours all perfectly balanced with just a touch of zesty minerality; leading to a pure and focused dry finish. Tohu has won accolades in a range of categories and wine awards from all around the world.

Winemaking

Select blocks from around the Awatere Valley are harvested using modern machine harvesters that allow 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 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 completion of fermentation the wine is
left to settle on 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.

Viticulture

Grapes from this wine are sourced from blocks located in the upper, mid, and lower areas of the Awatere Valley. The Awatere is cooler, drier and
windier overall than other sub-regions of Marlborough resulting in a longer 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 2019/2020 growing season started with warm
temperatures and above average rainfall leading to early flowering and a good fruit set. Temperatures over the summer were above average, with minimal
rain falling from mid-December until well after harvest. March provided ideal harvest conditions with warm sunny days and cool clear nights allowing the
grapes to develop to full physiological ripeness while still retaining bright, crisp acidity.

 

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc

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Weight1.00000000 kg
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