Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017 $41.99 This wine is replacing the Rore Reserve Pinot Noir.  The first half went into the market with the Rore Reserve label on it and it won the trophy for Wine of Provenance (the wine that’s the most reflective of its place, its terroir over time) at the … Read More

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 $39.99 Planted in December 2010, this vineyard gets a little bit of ‘sandblasting’ and occasional ‘deer damage’ from the wind according to Mondo Kopua, vineyard manager.  The smokiness comes from a full-solids ferment in barrel  50/50 wild + innoculated.  It sits for 10 months in 20% new oak and … Read More

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Riesling 2018

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Riesling 2018 $29.99 3.5g/lRS ph3.0 meaning this is a very decently dry riesling from a ‘select pick’ (where a team will be instructed to only pick the ‘golden’ bunches on one day, then progressively doing that during the vintage.  Green apple, lime, minerality, old world style winemaking used, as in, oxidative … Read More

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2018

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

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.  … Read More

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Pinot Noir 2017

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Pinot Noir 2017 $34.99 3 clones of pinot noir abel, 777, 115 are used in the makeup of this wine which has huge aromatics.  Wild red berries, woolly, lanolin, sandalwood, spice, hints of bay, super-fresh acidity and the tannins are stalky and solid.  Warming and smooth, black olive and some soy … Read More

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Chardonnay 2017

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Chardonnay 2017 $34.99 Mostly Mendoza clone fruit (with some clone 15) grown in the upper Moutere valley, handpicked, aromas of soft grapefruit pith, lemon, poached peach and popcorn.  50/50 wild ferment and innocculation creates a wine that’s fresh and attractively structured in the mouth. Boasting zesty acidity, excellent length of flavour … Read More

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Alariño 2018

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Matua Nelson Alariño 2018 $29.99 bright white peach and white pepper aromatics, hints of apricot, mid-palate richness and nicely balanced acidity.  Citrus oil notes on the finish (almost viognier-like) – nice minerality and a creamy undertone, high phenolics and fantastic length of flavour.  Albariño has very loose ‘bunch architecture’ which suits Nelson’s humidity. … Read More

Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015

January 11, 2016By Yvonne

Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2015 $20 ★★★½ This is a highly fruity and tropically-scented sauvignon that’s packed with passionfruit, peach and lovely lemony goodness on the palate as well.  At just 10% alcohol it’s definitely one of the more generously proportioned low-alcohol styles I’ve tried and it has good length of flavour too.  Widely available … Read More

Tohu Rewa Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2012

November 24, 2015By Yvonne

Tohu Rewa Methode Traditionnelle Blanc de Blanc 2012 $32 ★★★★ A couple of years in the bottle has seen this impressive Marlborough-grown, 100% chardonnay-based bubbles mature very nicely indeed.  Deep straw-yellow colour and showing delicate beading and smooth cashew nut and creamy lemon characters on the nose and palate give this sparkling good complexity and … Read More