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2021 SV Toru


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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 Alsatian 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

This 2021 Toru has 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.

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2021 SV Toru

Sam Kim 954 Points 5 Stars
Splendidly fruited and elegantly aromatic, the wine shows nectarine, lychee, rich floral and lemon peel aromas. It’s succulent and supple in the mouth displaying bright fruit flavours together with rounded mouthfeel and juicy acidity, offering terrific drinking. A blend of gewurztraminer, riesling & pinot gris. Certified organic. At its best: now to 2027.

Cameron Douglas MS 94 Points
A striking bouquet with layers of spice, new white fleshed fruits, quite exotic and very new. Flavours of white fleshed fruits and apple, a core of citrus with lime and lemon, white peach and peppery white spices. Silk touches the palate first then a core of fruit and back bone of acidity take over. There’s a supple fine chalky texture which adds intrigue and texture. Lovely long finish. A wine for all occasions, people and food. Be quick! Best drinking from 2022 through 2028+.

Bob Campbell MW 94 points
A co-fermented field blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Floral, white rose, lime and tree fruit flavours supported by gentle acidity. An appealing wine that shows remarkable compatibility with three very different varieties without a single variety dominating. Nice purity and an ethereal texture. 25 JAN 2022
Drink 2022–2026


Cameron Douglas MS – 96 Points – 2020 Vintage
Made with Gewurztraminer, Riesling & Pinot Gris – this is an exemplary wine and master class in co-fermentation, style and balance. Aromas and flavours of exotic tropical fruits, fresh citrus and apple, white flowers and spice. Equally intense and fruity on the palate with myriad flavours of fresh white fleshed fruits, citrus and tropical. Refreshing acid line carries flavours and a firm youthful mouthfeel through to a lengthy finish. Best drinking from purchase and through 2025.

Bob Campbell MW – 94 Points  – 2020 Vintage
A field blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris that were co-fermented. A fragrant, appealing wine with a silken texture and deliciously lingering fruit and floral finish. Gewürztraminer is the dominant variety. An impressive wine. Drink 2021–2026

Air New Zealand Fine Wine Selection – Vintages 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018
Fantastic bouquet loaded with aromatic spices, citrus and tree fruit flavours showing of apples and d’anjou pear then lemon and whispers of baking spices. Silken tetxures with precise fruit flavours and long finish

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