19/03/06 – Tohu (New Zealand) Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004

Tohu (New Zealand) Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Tohu (meaning signature) is a winery with vineyards in Marlborough and Gisborne, and is unusual in that it is owned by Maori trusts, and run according to shared ancient traditions of spirituality and harmony with the land. That translates into farming with a custodial approach to their land, with minimal input from fertilisers and irrigation. This much awarded Sauvignon Blanc is a lovely wine, with notes of nectarine skins and ripe, almost tropical fruit, and with a cut of grassy, zesty herbs and green bean aromatics, but in a controlled and quite elegant style. On the palate it is shot through with vivid lime and lemon fruit and acidity, with the more tropical, sweeter fruit pushed way into the background, and a steely, racy core of acidity extending and bracing the finish. A lovely example of the Marlborough styte, and very well priced. 7.99 – 9.99 Wine Rack