Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Albarino 2018
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Tohu Whenua Matua 'Single Vineyard' Albarino 2018

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ABOUT THIS WINE

From the hilly Kuitiblockat Whenua Matua, this exciting wine continues the legacy of gold at the International Wine Show two years in a row. Bright and aromatic and mouth-watering.

VINEYARD

Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Kuiti (Narrow) Block. Planted 2011. 1.36ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.

TASTING NOTE

• deliciously crisp displaying luscious aromas of orange blossom, lime zest and hints of beeswax

• lively, concentrated palate bursting with flavours of white-fleshed stone fruit, lemon peel and juicy pear

• an underlying touch of saline minerality, leading to a long and juicy dry finish.

WINEMAKING

• a small parcel of handpicked grapes were transported to our modern winery in the Awatere Valley,Marlborough

• gravity-feed into the press, the resulting juice settled in stainless steeltanks

• cool fermentation with carefully selected strains of aromatic yeast sourced from Spain, home of Albarino

• racked off yeast lees and left to mature in the tank for around three months before filtering and bottling • BottledAugust 2018. The wine was held in a bottle to further develop complexity before release. 1620 bottles produced.

VITICULTURE

• a warm and dry growing season enabled excellent flowering and fruit-set

• heavy rain between February and March providing challenges for the vineyard team

• meticulous canopy management leading up to harvest resulted in exceptional flavours in the grapes

ANALYSIS: Vintage: 2018 | Alcohol: 12.5% | pH: 3.65 | T/A: 6.8g/ L | R.S: 3.2G/L