Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand. As a Māori company, we have a strong spiritual connection to the land, to our culture and a tradition of kaitiakitanga, guardianship of our natural resources. Tohu is committed to conserving the environment and investing in industries that will continue to provide for our owners for many generations to come. Our participation in the wine industry reinforces our values and our vision for the future. It is also our way of promoting Māori culture to the world. Our Tohu branding includes a number of elements that pay tribute to our culture and what we treasure as a Māori organisation. These include traditional Māori art forms, genealogy and our land. In Māori culture, the koru or spiral symbolises growth, life and the natural world. This beautiful work was incorporated in the inaugural Tohu wines label. Our winemaking philosophy is to create styles of wine that best reflect this region and the unique characteristics of our vineyard. As a Mâori organisation, we have a strong spiritual connection with the land and a responsibility to pass it on in good health to future generations. Our vineyards are certified by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Brilliant pale green this wine is very bright and fresh on the bouquet with lifted aromas of passionfruit, citrus and a distinct currant leaf and lemongrass character typical of this single vineyard wine. The palate is very concentrated with great fruit weight and is full of nettles, guava, passionfruit and herbal notes with also a thread of wet stone minerality running through it. Fresh and vibrant with lots of natural, zesty acidity the finish is long and dry with good fruit sweetness balanced by crisp citrus freshness.