Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018 $29.99

Under organic trial management for around 5 years, 2ha 3 cane pruned from the Arapoto block.  Hand-picked and offers huge aromatics from a very challenging vintage.  Lemongrass, lemonade, white florals, peachy tones, passionfruit and bruised basil.  Lovely fruit concentration, creamy phenolics and a total joy to drink.  Crunchy-fresh “my intention was to barrel ferment some of it” says Bruce Taylor, “but it just didn’t work.  So rather it’s had a small amount of weekly lees-stirring for weight and complexity”.