Region: Marlborough, NZ
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11 hectare vineyard is one of the oldest in Marlborough, originally planted in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted.
'Marlborough sauvignon blanc with seriousness in its furrowed brow. Grapefruit and green herbs, pickled beans and flint. Nice start. The palate is succulent, fine boned, porcelain textured, exceptionally long and oh so sleek. Bright flavours, passionfruit and sage leaf, some strong ‘minerally characters’ left undefined but there. Very good, on the old school rating charts.' note from Mike Bennie, The Wine Front