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: Tohu



16 Bristol St, Riverlands Estate, Blenheim, 7240

Cellar Door: Not

Ph: (03) 539 1772

Voyager Estate Gates
Tohu winery (photo courtesy: Tohu)

Tohu is a Maori owned company with a strong commitment to sustainable viticulture.

Their vineyard is located at 200 m in the Awatere Valley with a second vineyard in the Waihopai Valley.

The plantings include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinnot Noir. The winemaker is Bruce Taylor.

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Tohu Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Purchased: Not ($A23)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: Mar 2017, from Awatere Valley, fresh and tingly passionfruit, lychee and white peach with light snow pea vegetal notes, underpinned with chalky minerality and crisp orange peel acidity (***)

Tohu Raiha Reserve Noble Riesling 2013

Purchased:  Not ($A30/$NZ26)

Drink: 2019

(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2014, Pure Elite Gold at Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, inoculated Sauterne yeast ferment, treacly and sweet (175 gms/l residual sugar) glazed apricot, lime marmalade and honey with gingery spices, very good acid balance with exceptional persistence (*****)

Tohu Mugwi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Purchased:  Not ($A30)

Drink: 2017

(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2014, Pure Elite Gold at Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, flinty, leesy and barrel fermented style showing nectarine and guava with basil and tobacco notes, creamy with drying phenolics and toasty nuttiness from the oak, a complex wine that is a world away from the conventional regional style, will benefit with medium term cellaring (*****)

Tohu Rewa Traditionelle Blanc de Blanc 2011

Purchased:  Not ($A35/$NZ34)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Dec 2014, Sparkling Trophy at Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014, 20 months on lees, persistent bead, dry and pure white peach and nectarine with a light touch of warm bread and white flower florals, linear with some toasty nuts and crisp grapefruit acidity on the finish (****1/2)