Te Whare Ra Toru White Blend

£21.50

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Producer: Mountford Estate
Vintage: 2017
Alcohol: 13%

Colour: Light Gold
Nose: Cinnamon, Mango
Palate: Lychee, Red Apple

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SKU: NZ_WHI_TWR_BLEND Category: Tag:

Description

Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Ren-wick, owned by winemakers – Anna & Jason Flowerday. The 11 Ha vineyard which has predominantly loam over clay soils, is one of the oldest in Marlborough, originally planted in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted. TORU – (which means “three” in Maori) is an aromatic blend we first created over 12 years ago and was the first of it’s kind in New Zealand. It is a delicious, co-fermented “field blend” of three varieties – Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. We are passionate about these classic Alsacian varieties and we spent a great deal of time coming up with the right proportions in the blend. We were aiming for a wine that displayed the essence of all three varieties, whilst 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.

TASTING NOTES

An intriguing nose with notes of mango, fresh citrus, white florals and exotic spices. These lead into a multi-layered palate with flavours of mango, citrus, red apple and lychee with a lingering spiciness. The palate has excellent fruit concentration and weight with lovely creamy texture, plus a mineral edge which gives it great length of flavour.

FOOD PAIRING

Thai Beef, Crispy Duck, Spicy Noodles, Thai Fish Cakes,

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