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

ABV 14.0%

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.

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Sauvignon Blanc, , Torea Wines

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Sauvignon Blanc

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

Picking over a range of times based on flavour.

Grape Variety

Sauvignon Blanc 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Mouth-watering aromatics of freshly crushed herbs, lime and elderflower are followed by an explosion of pure Sauvignon Blanc flavours. Full flavoured, vibrant and unforgettable. Clear and bright with lifted aromas of elderflower, lime and crushed herbs and a hint of ripe, tropical fruit. Ripe fruit on the palate, balanced with fresh acidity while the lingering finish delivers a hint of minerality. A good accompaniment with Oysters, mussels, crayfish, grilled or poached salmon, seafood salad, Irish Stew, ham, cherve, goats cheese and other strongly flavoured cheeses, asparagus and quiche.

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Pinot Noir, , Torea Wines

Torea 'Oystercatcher' Pinot Noir

Origin: Marlborough, New Zealand

Vineyard: The vineyard is located in the Brancott Valley, Marlborough. Torea Wines takes its name from the Oystercatcher bird, also known as the Tōrea, which can be found in their vineyard situated in the Fairhall Valley. Torea Wines take great care to protect this precious bird.

The company mission is to make great wines that look as good as they taste. Their philosophy is about nurturing great fruit and turning it into wine with a minimum of intervention.

Prominent Maori leader Sir Tipene O’Regan wrote the following for Torea Wines: “Ka whati te tai, Ka pao te Torea” meaning: as the tide recedes, the Tōrea strikes.

Vinification

The grapes are harvested by hand. Macerated for approximately 3 weeks. Fermented with selected yeasts followed by ageing in tanks and French oak barrels.

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Fragrant red cherry and red plum fruit on display here, with alluring game and spice notes floating into view. Macerated strawberries and raspberries provide some lovely high tones, stony acidity gives drive and the tannins are ripe and sandy, sitting perfectly in the scheme of the wine.

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