For the second year in a row, Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been named in Fines Wines of New Zealand – an annual list of the country’s most prestigious wines. Tohu is produced by Māori-owned family business, Kono.
“Last year our 2016 release made the list. We are thrilled the 2017 release has been recognised in 2018 as being among the best of the best, particularly as the judging panel’s criteria includes provenance and excellence in winemaking over several releases,” Bruce Taylor, Kono’s Chief Winemaker says.
“This sauvignon blanc is a single vineyard wine from Marlborough’s Upper Awatere Valley,” Bruce Taylor, Kono’s Chief Winemaker says. “We’re really pleased that some of New Zealand’s leading wine experts acknowledged the unique characteristics of our wine made in a special sub-region of Marlborough,” Bruce says.
The expert panel’s comments included:
The panel’s tasting notes are: “Ripe fleshy style that incorporates Awatere characters – tomato leaf, minerally, salty, capsicum and a medley of flavours. Plenty of power and intensity.”
Inclusion in the Fine Wines of New Zealand 2018 list is one of many accolades that the Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 has garnered.
“Making great wine is a passion that is shared by the team who work at Tohu. Recognition through programmes like Fine Wines of New Zealand helps more people discover our wines to enjoy with family and friends,” says Bruce.
Other Accolades for Tohu Single Vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Mundus Vini – Great International Wine Award 2018 Gold