The perfect addition to drinks with friends, O:TU is a selection of wines made near the Pacific Ocean coast in Marlborough, New Zealand.
New Zealand's Marlborough region is world renowned for its unique style of Sauvignon Blanc. Tucked away in the south eastern corner, the Awatere Valley is developing a reputation for putting a new spin on an old favourite.
This bold Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc presents pungent aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrants and gooseberries, backed up by fresh zesty lime characters. The palate is light-bodied, which builds up and ends on a long, fine and appetizing mineral finish with undertones of ripe greens, gooseberry and currants. The acidity is very well integrated, complemented by the flinty mineral characters typical of the Awatere Valley.
This striking Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc entices with aromas of sweet grass, nettles, blackcurrant and gooseberries, underpinned with white peaches and lime characters. The flinty minerality typical of the Awatere Valley is complemented by a touch of talcum powder and very well integrated acidity. The palate is full bodied, finishing long with undertones of white peach, honey melon, gooseberry and currants with beguiling light exotic characteristics.
A rich, refined Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, crafted by blending selected parcels from the best O:TU vines. Evoking aromas of apples, apricots, green tea, gooseberries and peaches. Plus surprising red fruit aromas including raspberry and a touch of blueberry. Supported by well integrated oak, this is a seductive full bodied wine with great length and a clear, crisp finish.
A complex Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with a distinctive Awatere Valley profile. Classical aromas of apples, melons, peaches and smoky notes are very reductive and constantly evolving with the wine. This wine has a rich, full-bodied palate with finely integrated wood giving it warmth and complexity. This wine will age gracefully over the next ten years, with a more colourful expression emerging.
The sound of the nearby surf, a chill in the air and magic in the earth.
That's the home of O:TU - a special coastline on the edge of Marlborough where our wines move to their own distinctive beat.
The roar of the nearby Clifford Bay surf carries to O:TU's six vineyard blocks, all found in the south-eastern Awatere Valley in the famous Marlborough wine region of New Zealand.
Here, the winding Otuwhero (Oh-too-fare-oh) river and coastal breezes make for a long, cool, growing season; producing bold Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes which inspire us to craft distinctive and memorable Marlborough wines.
Our first O:TU wines were released in 2006 and were an immediate hit with wine drinkers and connoisseurs alike.
More recently a group of international wine lovers recognised O:TU's unrealised promise and were inspired to support the creation of these special wines.
The chance to create something a bit different attracted acclaimed international winemaker Jan Kux who, as winemaker and general manager, is responsible for crafting these bold, appealing wines.
While the initial focus was solely on premium Sauvignon Blanc, O:TU has already added a Pinot Noir to the range, with other varietals planned to follow.
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