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About O:TU

About O:TU


O:TU Wines - Awatere Valley: Bold Marlborough wines without co

mpromise

.

Directly south of the Wairau Valley, the Awatere is the coolest and driest of

Marlborough

s three sub-regions. The

growing season is longer and ripening is extended, allowing for a perfect balance

of intense flavour, delicious acidity

and ideal ripeness at harvest. Cradled between high mountains and the Pacific

Ocean, the remote and rugged

landscape, along with low vigour soils, produce distinctive fruit fl

avours. The Awatere provides one third of

Marlborough

s total harvest, though much of the fruit is taken for regional blending

.

Since

2000

O:TU Wines has established six vineyard sites totaling 330ha in the l

ower Awatere Valley, set alongside

the Otuwhero River

.

Each site has defining characteristics in the rolling and terraced terrain.

Seams of ancient

alluvial gravels rise through our silt and clay soils, enabling us to

select parcels from several soil profiles. The river is

fed by melting snows from peaks that remain snow-capped year-round.

The rugged beauty of the Awatere Valley inspires us to craft bold, individual

wines. Our winemaker Jan Kux trained

at both Bordeaux and Geisenheim Universities and has a truly European perspective.

His approach celebrates our

superb Awatere fruit with extended lees contact and stirring

delivering greater complexit

y

and finer textures. Our

wines stand apart from the tropical characters produced by our northern neig

hbours.

We are proudly Awatere; champions for a Marlborough style that isn

t a follower, but offers a genuine difference. A

style that provides a relevant and increasingly essential extension to a wi

ne category that continues to grow its

global audience. O:TU wine is truly distinctive, always memorable and

deeply satisfying.

O:TU Wines - Awatere Valley: Bold Marlborough wines without compromise.

Directly south of the Wairau Valley, the Awatere is the coolest and driest of Marlborough’s three sub-regions. The growing season is longer and ripening is extended, allowing for a perfect balance of intense flavour, delicious acidity and ideal ripeness at harvest. Cradled between high mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the remote and rugged landscape, along with low vigour soils, produce distinctive fruit flavours. The Awatere provides one third of Marlborough’s total harvest, though much of the fruit is taken for regional blending.

Since 2000 O:TU Wines has established six vineyard sites totaling 330ha in the lower Awatere Valley, set alongside the Otuwhero River. Each site has defining characteristics in the rolling and terraced terrain. Seams of ancient alluvial gravels rise through our silt and clay soils, enabling us to select parcels from several soil profiles. The river is fed by melting snows from peaks that remain snow-capped year-round.

The rugged beauty of the Awatere Valley inspires us to craft bold, individual wines. Our winemaker Jan Kux trained at both Bordeaux and Geisenheim Universities and has a truly European perspective. His approach celebrates our superb Awatere fruit with extended lees contact and stirring – delivering greater complexity and finer textures. Our wines stand apart from the tropical characters produced by our northern neighbours.

We are proudly Awatere; champions for a Marlborough style that isn’t a follower, but offers a genuine difference. A style that provides a relevant and increasingly essential extension to a wine category that continues to grow its global audience. O:TU wine is truly distinctive, always memorable and deeply satisfying.TU

O:TU Wines - Awatere Valley: Bold Marlborough wines without co

mpromise

.

Directly south of the Wairau Valley, the Awatere is the coolest and driest of

Marlborough

s three sub-regions. The

growing season is longer and ripening is extended, allowing for a perfect balance

of intense flavour, delicious acidity

and ideal ripeness at harvest. Cradled between high mountains and the Pacific

Ocean, the remote and rugged

landscape, along with low vigour soils, produce distinctive fruit fl

avours. The Awatere provides one third of

Marlborough

s total harvest, though much of the fruit is taken for regional blending

.

Since

2000

O:TU Wines has established six vineyard sites totaling 330ha in the l

ower Awatere Valley, set alongside

the Otuwhero River

.

Each site has defining characteristics in the rolling and terraced terrain.

Seams of ancient

alluvial gravels rise through our silt and clay soils, enabling us to

select parcels from several soil profiles. The river is

fed by melting snows from peaks that remain snow-capped year-round.

The rugged beauty of the Awatere Valley inspires us to craft bold, individual

wines. Our winemaker Jan Kux trained

at both Bordeaux and Geisenheim Universities and has a truly European perspective.

His approach celebrates our

superb Awatere fruit with extended lees contact and stirring

delivering greater complexit

y

and finer textures. Our

wines stand apart from the tropical characters produced by our northern neig

hbours.

We are proudly Awatere; champions for a Marlborough style that isn

t a follower, but offers a genuine difference. A

style that provides a relevant and increasingly essential extension to a wi

ne category that continues to grow its

global audience. O:TU wine is truly distinctive, always memorable and

deeply satisfying.O:TU Wines - Awatere Valley: Bold Marlborough wines without co

mpromise

.

Directly south of the Wairau Valley, the Awatere is the coolest and driest of

Marlborough

s three sub-regions. The

growing season is longer and ripening is extended, allowing for a perfect balance

of intense flavour, delicious acidity

and ideal ripeness at harvest. Cradled between high mountains and the Pacific

Ocean, the remote and rugged

landscape, along with low vigour soils, produce distinctive fruit fl

avours. The Awatere provides one third of

Marlborough

s total harvest, though much of the fruit is taken for regional blending

.

Since

2000

O:TU Wines has established six vineyard sites totaling 330ha in the l

ower Awatere Valley, set alongside

the Otuwhero River

.

Each site has defining characteristics in the rolling and terraced terrain.

Seams of ancient

alluvial gravels rise through our silt and clay soils, enabling us to

select parcels from several soil profiles. The river is

fed by melting snows from peaks that remain snow-capped year-round.

The rugged beauty of the Awatere Valley inspires us to craft bold, individual

wines. Our winemaker Jan Kux trained

at both Bordeaux and Geisenheim Universities and has a truly European perspective.

His approach celebrates our

superb Awatere fruit with extended lees contact and stirring

delivering greater complexit

y

and finer textures. Our

wines stand apart from the tropical characters produced by our northern neig

hbours.

We are proudly Awatere; champions for a Marlborough style that