Tohu Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Gentle and elegant style: an absolute triumph!
Sauvignon Blanc
  • $47.00

More about this wine!

NOTES: Passionfruit Lime Mineral

BODY: Medium




ALCOHOL (%): 13

ORIGIN: Marlborough, New Zealand

MAKER: Tohu Wines


  • Sauvignon Blanc

FERMENTATION: Vegan Steel Only



ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Tilapia in spicy Thai basil sauce, Gỏi Bưởi Tôm Thịt, Hokkien mee

WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Mussel fritters with lime, baked salmon, caper and fresh basil aioli


Tohu Sauvignon Blanc 2022

Tohu Sauvignon Blanc is an absolute triumph, very approachable and made for sharing. The nose is brimming with ripe passionfruit and citrus zest aromas with accompanying hints of delicate fresh herbs and green pepper. Fine and silky mouthfeel that balances out a crisp and refreshing acidity. Gentle and elegant style. Medley of sweet passionfruit, lychee, key lime and green apple flavours are struck through by a zesty minerality and focused dry finish.

100% Sauvignon Blanc from blocks in the upper, midi and lower areas of Marlborough's famed Awatere Valley. The cool, dry and windy climate in the Awatere Valley provides a longer and cooler growing season compared to other sub-regions of Marlborough. The vines grow in young, fertile river terraces that result in a distinctive mineral drive and fruit-forward flavours in the wine. Brought into the world by New Zealand's first Maori-owned company.

Machine harvesting the fruit at optimum ripeness. Once they arrive at the winery, the fruit goes through pressing into stainless steel tanks for cold settling. Gentle racking and inoculation with select yeasts chosen naturally to enhance the wine's aromatic and flavour profile. Fermentation at cool temperatures for 21 days. After fermentation, the wine settles on lees for a short period before racking again into stainless steel tanks for maturation. After blending, the resulting wine stabilises and goes through filtering without fining. 

Ageing potential: Drink until 2023