Tono 2017 Rosado, 2016 Albarino and Tempranillo, and 2015 Mas o Menos

30-Oct-2017
The ‘Tono’ label is Ant Mackenzie’s take on Spanish wine varieties and style made from Hawke’s Bay fruit. Tono is the familiar nickname of Antonio in Spanish, or Anthony or Tony in English, which, of course refers to Ant. The wines are a modern interpretation of Spain and meant to convey fun, deliciousness and the Hawke’s Bay lifestyle. They are very different and thus complementary to the more ‘conventional’ Hawke’s Bay wines he makes, these being ‘Alluviale’, ‘Theory & Practice’, and ‘Craft Farm’. The Tono wines have been well-received in the marketplace by consumers who appreciate their difference and understand the philosophy behind them. To date, to my taste, they show very good quality and style. Here, I review the 2017 Rosado, 2016 Albarino and Tempranillo, and a new wine, the ‘Mas o Menos’ which means ‘more or less’ in Spanish, and refers to the varying quantities of Tempranillo that the growing seasons yield. www.antswine.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Tono Hawke’s Bay Rosado 2017
  • Tono Hawke’s Bay Albarino 2016
  • Tono Hawke’s Bay Tempranillo 2016
  • Tono ‘Mas o Menos’ Syrah/Tempranillo Hawke’s Bay 2015

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