Tasting notes: Tohu Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay
Tohu Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay. This richly textured unoaked Chardonnay displays aromas of ripe nectarine and bright citrus underpinned by hints of integrated nutty butterscotch gained from both extended time on lees and malolactic fermentation. On the palate fresh flavours of peach and tropical fruit are balanced with subtle creaminess and great length, leading to a smooth and focused finish.
Food Match: Tohu Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay
Salmon fishcakes, pasta in a creamy sauce and mild curries with a buttery sauce.
Since 1998, Tohu has focused on creating internationally acclaimed wines from sub regions in New Zealand’s premier grape-growing regions. Therefore 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.
Today, Tohu is acknowledged as He mātāmua taketake – the original, the first Māori-owned and operated wine label. Their wine is enjoyed by people all over the world. Its quality has been recognised through many prestigious awards and accolades. Tohu Wines is part of Kono, a Māori, whānau-owned company based in Te Tauihu ,the top of the South Island. With more than 4000 owner families, their purpose is to preserve and enhance their taonga for present and future generations.
Thoughtfulness, kindness and hospitality are central to our identity as Māori. They value people above all things. One of their core values, manaakitanga, encapsulates care and respect for people and relationships, including the natural environment. It governs the way they interact with one another. An essential part of Māori culture is their desire to feed and nurture people. Sharing food is a traditional way of bringing people together. In conclusion they demonstrate their love and respect for people by providing them with outstanding food and wine.