Whenua Matua Chardonnay
The Tohu winemaking philosophy is to create wines that capture the flavours of each region’s unique environment, while upholding respect and protection of the land for future generations.
Each wine is an expression of the uniqueness of our standing place, and our enduring connection to the land.
Whenua Matua, ‘significant lands’, is our vineyard located in the Upper Moutere region of Nelson. Set amongst the sun-drenched slopes of Upper Moutere, Nelson with spectacular views of our maunga Wharepapa and Pukeone, it is here that our roots run deep.
A richly textured Nelson Chardonnay.
95 Points - Cameron Douglas (MS) 2019
Winestate 5 stars
91/100 James Suckling
This wine has layers of citrus peel and ripe stonefruit flavours. Subtle hints of hazelnut, flint and spicy oak. It is richly textured with a creamy mouthfeel and a delightful long, dry and lingering finish
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
This wine is Vegan.
Tohu Whenua Whenua Matua Chardonnay