TWR Toru SV 5182 2020

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The Wine Front – Marlborough gewürztraminer, riesling and pinot gris as a co-fermented blend. Aroma, texture, spice and a sizzle of citrussy/stonefruit-like flavour through the finish. It’s a easy to knock over a few glasses and yet it has a bit of class too. A mouthfilling white.

About This Wine

Toru is a single-site wine made from Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. 5182 is the vineyard number given by BioGro New Zealand following the organic certification of the original vineyard. Toru – which means “three” in Maori is an aromatic blend Anna and Jason have created and from three varieties. They're passionate about these classic Alsatian varieties and spent a great deal of time coming up with the right proportions in the blend. They aim for a wine that displays the essence of all three varieties while creating a distinctive and interesting wine in its own right. It has the aromatic spice and weight of Gewürztraminer, the structure and length of Riesling, and the great texture of Pinot Gris. The TWR Toru is certified organic.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling Pinot Gris/Grigio Gewürztraminer
Country New Zealand
Region Marlborough
Appellation Renwick
Brand TWR
Vintage 2019

Wines of Marlborough

Marlborough is at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island and is the leading region in the country, being responsible for 75% of NZ’s wine production and 85% of its exports. Marlborough is internationally renowned for its distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc, described by some wine writers such as Oz Clarke and George Taber as the best in the world. Australia being such a close neighbour, we get a great number of brands imported into the country.

Sauvignon Blanc in Marlborough is grown on well-draining alluvial gravels, with large temperature fluctuations between day and night. These conditions are great for growing grapes that strike a perfect balance between ripeness and acidity. The result is sauvignon blanc that is aromatic, driven by tropical fruit flavours but also supported by an herbaceous and mineral character. Aussies often described Marlborough Savvy Blanc as full of passionfruit flavour.

Despite many consumers having an idea of what Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is, the wine is actually made in a wide range of different styles. Wine makers take advantage of different clones, fermentation styles, lees-stirring and aging regimens to give their wines nuance and differentiate their brand from one another. You may have had sauvignon blanc from Marlborough before, but it is always worth exploring some not so commercial brands if it is a style you enjoy.

Other varieties that are produced in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

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