New Zealand's Marlborough region is world renowned for its unique style
of Sauvignon Blanc. Tucked away in the south eastern corner, the
Awatere Valley is developing a reputation for putting a new spin on an
O:TU vintages are released a little later than other New Zealand producers because we believe it develops depth, creates structure and enhances the unique characteristics our region offers.
“Acidity is important but the wines need a little more fat, more flavours. I believe our wines have that difference. There's a lot of pleasure in drinking Sauvignon Blanc that has a little age.” – Jan Kux (O:TU Winemaker)
This bold Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc presents pungent aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrants and gooseberries, backed up by fresh zesty lime characters. The palate is light-bodied, which builds up and ends on a long, fine and appetizing mineral finish with undertones of ripe greens, gooseberry and currants. The acidity is very well integrated, complemented by the flinty mineral characters typical of the Awatere Valley.
O:TU BLEND 102 Marlborough
This striking Single-vineyard Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc entices with aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrant and gooseberries, underpinned with white peaches and lime characters. The flinty minerality typical of the Awatere Valley is complemented by a touch of talcum powder and very well integrated acidity. The palate is full bodied, finishing long with undertones of white peach, honey melon, gooseberry and currants with beguiling light exotic characteristics.Tasting Note
O:TU RESERVE Marlborough
A rich, refined Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, crafted by blending selected parcels from the best O:TU vines. Evoking aromas of apples, apricots, green tea, gooseberries and peaches. Plus surprising red fruit aromas including raspberry and a touch of blueberry. Supported by well integrated oak, this is a seductive full bodied wine with great length and a clear, crisp finish.Tasting Note
O:TU PRESTIGE Marlborough
A complex Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a distinctive Awatere Valley profile. Classical aromas of apples, melons, peaches and smoky notes are very reductive and constantly evolving with the wine. This wine has a rich, full-bodied palate with finely integrated wood giving it warmth and complexity. This wine will age gracefully over the next ten years, with a more colourful expression emerging.Tasting Note