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Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
South Island :: New Zealand
Tohu (pronounced Tor-who) is the world’s first Maori owned wine company. Since 1998, we’ve been making our mark on the world with wines produced from New Zealand’s premier grape growing regions. Maori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa – New Zealand. True to our heritage, we have a strong spiritual connection to everything we grow and a responsibility to ensure our land is passed onto future generations in pristine condition. As custodians of our land, we are committed to conserving the environment; a tradition of kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother). Our participation in the wine industry reinforces our values and vision for the future. Our wines are a superb example of varietal excellence with a unique and distinct appeal. Yet, they are more than a product of our skill as winemakers. Tohu (meaning sign or signature) wines are a sign of our integrity as wine producers and custodians of the rugged yet fertile soils of our country Aotearoa, New Zealand
Machine harvested in batches according to block, 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 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 unique characteristics of our vineyard and the season.
Once blended the resulting wine is stabilised and filtered – without the need for fining, and bottled in late July to capture freshness in the bottle.
Pale straw yellow
Aromas of gooseberries, tomato stalk and lemongrass.
A concentrated palate of passionfruit, herbs and a mineral backbone with balanced acidity, allowing for great length and persistence for a mouth-watering, crisp finish.