Tohu Whenua Awa Sauvignon Blanc

Tohu Wines is the world’s first Māori-owned wine company, which created ranges of award-winning, premium quality New Zealand wines that encapsulate their terroir and tūrangawaewae, their sense of place. Each range has been crafted with aroha (love) and is a gift from our land.

“We are Tangata Whenua – People of the land, intrinsically connected to our whenua that we protect, nurture and love.”

Whenua Awa, the Upper Awatere Valley vineyard, is one of these special sites and rich in history.
This single vineyard best expresses the uniqueness of this place and the relationship within it.
With texture and complexity, fruit for this wine is grown using organic practices on our Arapoto block, high above the Awatere River. Punchy aromatics, herbaceous, uniquely Awatere.

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VARIETALS
100% Sauvignon Blanc

VINTAGE
2021

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13%
Residual sugar 3.3 g/l
Total acidity 7.6 g/l
pH 3.16

APPEARANCE
Brillant straw yellow in the glass.

NOSE
Notes of citrus, tropical fruit, passionfruit, guava, grapefruit and hints of flint and crushed herbs.

PALATE
Being partially barrel fermented, it shows a rich texture and complexity, with mouth-watering minerality and fresh and intense fruit concentration, with tomato leaf and tropical fruits notes and persistent finish.

AGEING
The majority of grapes are pressed into stainless steel tanks, with a small portion pressed directly to older French oak barrels for fermentation with wild yeast.

PAIRING
Grilled fish with umami sauces, goat cheese, asparagus, roast lamb leg and quiche are all perfect pairings.

RATINGS

4.0

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