Te Whare Ra Toru 2016

"A field blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Cue standard issue Wine Front comment about complexity of blends, and weirdness of Australian obsession with mono-variety wines. So aromatic: ginger spice, lychee, slight smokiness, maybe some pear and green apple. Slight savoury...


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Varietal
Gewurztraminer
Brand Name
Te Whare Ra
Style
White Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
NEW ZEALAND
Region
Marlborough

Product Description

"A field blend of Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. Cue standard issue Wine Front comment about complexity of blends, and weirdness of Australian obsession with mono-variety wines.

So aromatic: ginger spice, lychee, slight smokiness, maybe some pear and green apple. Slight savoury cheesy flavours, soft and waxy with gentle acidity, some carry from phenolics and a chicken fillet burger finish (hey, I wrote it, though maybe I was just a bit hungry). Such a lovely, complex wine."
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REVIEWS ON SOME PREVIOUS VINTAGES

Te Whare Ra Toru 2011
TORU – which means “three” in Maori is an aromatic blend we have created and is made from three varieties – Gewürztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Gris. We are passionate about these classic Alsatian varieties and we spent a great deal of time coming up with the right proportions in the blend. We were aiming for a wine that displayed the essence of all three varieties whilst creating a distinctive and interesting wine in its own right. It has the aromatic spice and weight of Gewürztraminer, the structure and length of Riesling, and the great texture of Pinot Gris.




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