Whenua Matua Pinot Noir
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.
True to its name, this land holds a special place in our hearts. Situated in the Moutere Hills area of the Nelson region, the vineyard sits on ancient Māori tribal land that has been handed down through our tūpuna, ancestors, for hundreds of years. We like to think the wine grown here is not only a gift from the land, but also from our tūpuna.
This wine is a complex yet elegant Nelson Pinot Noir
IWC 96 Points
Nelson Pinot Noir Trophy
Dark fruits and smoky, spicy French oak meets ripe plum, balanced smooth tannins and subtle earthy notes:
A vibrant ruby red hue in the glass with rich dark fruits and smoky, spicy French oak on the nose. On the palate there is ripe plum, subtle earthy notes and balanced smooth tannins
The grapes were gently hand-harvested, days apart to ensure maximum ripeness and quality. Lightly crushed and destemmed fruit was held in stainless steel for around six days. The must was slowly warmed and inoculated with specifically selected yeasts and an extended maturation period on skins allowed for a gentle and balanced extraction of colour and tannin. The wine was then developed in French oak barriques before secondary malolactic fermentation
Bottled early March 2018 without fining. 7020 bottles produced
This wine is Vegan
Tohu Whenua Whenua Matua Pinot Noir