‘HIDDEN TREASURE’ NEW PINK SAUVIGNON BLANC CREATED BY TOI TOI WINES
Toi Toi Wines is pleased to present its first Marlborough ‘Pink’ Sauvignon Blanc Hidden Treasure, which will be available throughout Australia.
The ‘hidden treasure’ in this Sauvignon Blanc is a splash of Pinot Noir, which gives the wine a beautiful rose blush and a light strawberry flavour twist.
Toi Toi Wines was established in 2006 by New Zealand couples; Andrew and Julie Bonner and Kevin and Sara Joyce. Their aim is to create great quality, affordable wines that reflect the natural beauty and intensity of New Zealand.
Director Andrew Bonner says being a small winemaker allows them the opportunity to innovate and ensure wine is fun. “We are always looking for new ways to offer wine lovers something unique to enjoy – and for Hidden Treasure using Marlborough’s iconic grape variety with a touch of Pinot Noir seemed appropriate”.
Marlborough 2014 Vintage
The 2014 vintage in Marlborough had an early warm growing season and generous yields, resulting in exceptional quality fruit. Warm weather continued into January and February 2014 with infrequent rain helping to keep the vines fresh and the fruit healthy. This in turn allowed Toi Toi to let the fruit hang for optimal ripeness.
Toi Toi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
Toi Toi Winemaker Chris Young believes Hidden Treasure is a unique wine style with great vibrancy. He says fruit for the Hidden Treasure Marlborough Pink Sauvignon Blanc was harvested in the cool of the early morning to preserve flavour. Grapes were de-stemmed, crushed and lightly pressed with minimal skin contact. A very small amount of Pinot Noir was added to create the ‘pink’ hue and mid-palate sweetness. This blend was fermented at low temperature with a yeast chosen to preserve fruit flavour. After fermentation the wine was left on light lees to enhance texture and complexity, before blending and bottling.
Pour a glass and watch the sparkling hues of deep salmon pink and enjoy the typical aromas of Sauvignon Blanc, citrus, dried herbs and hints of passionfruit and pineapple. The palate is fruit driven with lovely herbal, citrus and tropical flavours with a light strawberry twist!
Serve Toi Toi Hidden Treasure Marlborough Pink Sauvignon Blanc with filleted smoked salmon, aromatic steamed rice with a fresh side salad, a tasty vinaigrette and crusty bread. Perfect!
Toi Toi Hidden Treasure Marlborough Pink Sauvignon Blanc is available at Dan Murphy’s throughout Australia priced from $11.99
For further information or images contact Nicola McConnell Brand Amp Nicola@brandamp.co.nz +64 27 218 8120