Torea Wines Marlborough

Region
New Zealand
Owner
Stuart Smith
Established
1982
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The vineyard that produces the grapes for Torea Wines is situated at the head of the Brancott Valley on the southern side of the Wairau Plains in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is owned by the Small and Smith families, and was first established in 1982.

Torea Wines like the simple things in life. They nurture great fruit and turn it into wine with the minimum of intervention, delivering delicious, authentic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir with the minimum of fuss. The Torea can be found in the vineyard, and the company takes great care in nurturing this precious bird. Torea is the Maori name for the Variable Oystercatcher (Heamatopus Unicolor) which is a species native to New Zealand sadly now threatened. While it mainly inhabits the rocky and sandy coastlines, it can be found in the beautiful Marlborough vineyard that grows the grapes for this wine. Prominent Maori leader Sir Tipene O’Regan was delighted with these wines being named after the Torea, so much so that he has written some Maori words: “Ka whati te tai, Ka pao te Torea” meaning: “As the tide recedes the oystercatcher strikes.

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Torea 'Oystercatcher' Pinot Gris, , Torea Wines

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Pinot Gris

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand

The vineyard that produces the grapes for Torea Wines is situated at the head of the Brancott Valley on the southern side of the Wairau Plains in Marlborough, New Zealand. It is owned by the Small and Smith families, and was first established in 1982.

Torea Wines like the simple things in life. They nurture great fruit and turn it into wine with the minimum of intervention, delivering delicious, authentic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir with the minimum of fuss.

The Torea (or Variable Oystercatcher) can be found in the vineyard, and the company takes great care in nurturing this precious bird. The Torea is the Maori name for the Variable Oystercatcher. The Torea is a threatened species native to New Zealand. While it mainly inhabits the rocky and sandy coastlines, it can be found in the beautiful Marlborough vineyard that grows the grapes for this wine.

Vinification

Harvested into bins to minimise handling.

Grape Variety
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio 100%
Alcohol by Volume
14.0% ABV
Wine Style
White Wines
Closure
Screw Cap

Winemaker's Notes

Clear and bright with delicate aromas in an off dry style with ripe and juicy white peach characters and a hint of cinnamon. A gentle aroma of candied peel, wet stones and thyme. Delicate fragrant wine with stone fruit characters. Fleshy palate with a delicious touch of sweetness from the wonderfully ripe fruit.

Food match with - Mild cheese, mussels, Asian dishes, sashimi, ham, pork, and spicy chicken dishes.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B1103273TOREA Pinot Gris 11Bottle (75cl)2011 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

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