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Tohu Whenua Matua Single Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

New Zealand, Nelson
Chardonnay
Price code B
Tohu Whenua Awa Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
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Dan Taylor
Export / Sales Manager, Kono NZ LP

NC

Nicola Clay
Kono NZ LP

Description

• layers of citrus peel and ripe stonefruit flavours • subtle hints of hazelnut, flint and spicy oak • richly textured with a creamy mouthfeel • a delightful long, dry and lingering finish

Certifications

VegetarianVegan

Alcohol

12.5%

Analytical data

dry

5.7 g/l acidity
3.32 pH

Vineyard

Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Matau (Fish Hook) & Ika West (Fish) Blocks. Planted 2006-2014. 3.31ha. Ancient Moutere alluvium clay soils, featuring deeply weathered and dissected gravels.

Vinification

• carefully hand-harvested, the grapes were gently whole-bunched pressed • the resulting juice was fermented in both new and old French oak barriques and puncheons • the majority of barrels were fermented with specially chosen yeasts; while a small proportion were left to undergo ‘wild’ fermentation • weekly batonage - or lees stirring - promoted yeast autolysis which added both body and complexity • malolactic fermentation naturally occurred once the weather warmed in the spring • only the best barrels made the final blend, before filtering and bottling without fining • bottled March 2018 – 1752 bottles produced

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