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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 old favourite.

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)

 
O:TU    Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

O:TU Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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O:TU    Classic Marlborough Pinot Gris

O:TU Classic Marlborough Pinot Gris

Delicious aromas of pear and honeysuckle come through on the palate. Juicy stone fruit characters are balanced with a delightful citrus spine. Luscious and mouth-filling, the classic pear flavours linger.


Sam Kim, Wine Orbit

‘Beautifully fruited and lifted, the fragrant bouquet shows pineapple, nectarine, rockmelon and floral aromas, followed by a succulent palate that is fleshy and silky. The wine offers excellent fruit purity and intensity, wonderfully enhanced by juicy mouthfeel, leading to a lingering tasty finish.’ 

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O:TU     Classic Merlot Rosé

O:TU Classic Merlot Rosé

A vibrant dark rosé colours, crimson hues. Luscious aromas of strawberries, raspberries, and
cherries on the nose. Light bodied, coupled with fragrant and mouth appealing textures with length and body. Our rosé is clean yet crisp and sure to please any rosé enthusiast!
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O:TU    Classic Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

O:TU Classic Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich dark hues of crimson. An appealing note of roses over plum and blueberry aromas. Full bodied with finely intergrated tannins.
Well structured with plum and currant flavours. This wine will develop depth and texture over 3+ years.
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O:TU BLEND 102    Marlborough

O:TU BLEND 102 Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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O:TU PRESTIGE    Marlborough

O:TU PRESTIGE Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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O:TU RESERVE    Marlborough

O:TU RESERVE Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

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.

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O:TU Barrel Reserve    Marlborough

O:TU Barrel Reserve Marlborough

Sauvignon Blanc

O:TU Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Barrel Reserve 2013 is an elegant expression of the late harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, beautifully crafted by Jan Kux, O:TU Winemaker. It is made exlusively in 2013.

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