O:TU Blend 102 Sauvignon Blanc, Awatere Valley, New Zealand, 2016
Cameron Douglas MS
"…all the vibrant Marlborough-esque aromas come punching through – ripe tropical fruits of pineapple, sweet passion fruit. On the palate – dry, crisp and elegant with a wet stone and mineral quality followed by crisp red apple and sweet citrus flavors; some tropical too; a vegetal bell-pepper note; high acidity and an elegant edgyness..”
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Awatere Valley, New Zealand
O:TU Wines is a winery that brings together a unique and beautiful place with a small group of passionate people drawn from around the world of wine. The owners acquired the O:TU vineyards in 2008 and commenced the fulfilment of a long-term dream: to offer the world wines that express their origins beautifully, through the guiding hand of an expert winegrowing team.
This striking Single-vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc entices with aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrant and gooseberries, underpinned with white peaches and lime characters. The flinty minerality typical of the Awatere Valley is complemented by a touch of talcum powder and very well integrated acidity.
This O:TU Blend 102 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc will age gracefully over the next four to six years, with a more colourful expression emerging.