The Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 was yesterday awarded a "Double Gold" medal at the San Francisco International Wine Competition. A “Double Gold” is awarded when all three judges on a panel unanimously award the wine a gold medal. An individual judge can only award a “gold” medal.
The flagship wine in the Tohu range, the 2011 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc comes from the stunning but challenging Tohu Awatere Valley vineyard, located high in altitude at 220 metres above sea level and over 20 kilometres inland from the warming effect of the Pacific Ocean.
Winemaker Bruce Taylor said “This is a great result for us and for the Upper Awatere Valley area of Marlborough. We have gone out on a bit of a limb with our flagship Sauvignon Blanc being a single vineyard wine, so it is really nice to be vindicated by such awards.”