Tohu Whenua Awa 'Single Vinyard' Pinot Noir
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Tohu Whenua Awa 'Single Vinyard' Pinot Noir

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Intense ripe dark fruit aromas and soft silky tannins result from this unfined and unfiltered Pinot Noir. Complex and elegantly structured.


Awatere Valley Marlborough, New Zealand. Blocks: Araroa, Moana, Rotokaro, Taumauri & Tohu. Planted 2002. 19.22 ha. Loam soils varying from shallow to deep silt, and fine sand.


• intense ripe dark fruit aromas, underlined with bright florals and harmonious spicy oak notes

• flavours of red and dark fruits balanced with soft, silky tannins

• long, lingering and mouth-filling finish


• hand-harvested grapes gently destemmed then chilled for seven days in open-top vessels

• warmed for a fast ferment; the wine was pressed directly into dedicated Pinot Noir French oak barriques for the winter

• malolactic fermentation once the temperatures started to warm again in spring

• rigorous blending and barrel section, with the final blend left to settle a few more months before being bottled without the need for fining or filtration

• Bottled May 2018 – 3276 bottles produced


• a relatively frost-free spring resulted in good early shoot growth

• leaf plucking facilitated bunch exposure and promoted fruit flavour development

• slightly lower than normal Brix levels resulted in clean, concentrated flavours

ANALYSIS: Vintage: 2017 | Alcohol: 13% | pH: 3.93 | T/A: 5.2g/ L

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