Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
Commercially clever winemaking in Sauvignon Blanc can involve the use of a high level of residual sugar to ‘enrich' a palate, but it takes quality fruit and dedication to craft a top-flight dry example. The latter is exactly what the 2010 Tohu is. Very pale straw yellow with youthful green hues to the colour, the nose is classic Awatere in expression, with its clarity of intense gooseberry and mineral aromas. It is still youthfully tight and even a little ‘raw'. Distinctly dry on palate, the clear, pure gooseberry, nettle and mineral flavours are ironically very mouth-watering. This has superb line and length, as well as finesse, a term rarely used with this varietal. The finish is very long and crisply dry, the acidity judged perfectly. This will be a wonderful wine to drink with shellfish over the next 2-3 years. Made from fruit from the company's Awatere site, cool-fermented to 13.5% alc. and 2.8 g/L rs. 19.0-/20 Dec 2010 RRP $19.95

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