Harvest 2018 has come and gone. This harvest was the earliest we have ever finished.
So I guess you want to know the verdict. NOT GUILTY
Most wines will be allowed to leave the winery as they please. However a few will be locked away and held for some time before we release them as we feel they will be worth waiting for.
In fact I have already bottled our light oak 2018 Chardonnay and I am very happy with it.
The other news for all Wellingtonians is we are going to Winetopia Wellington. So grab your tickets, Maggie will be there with some of our best wines. June 29-30 TSB bank Arena. DO NOT MISS THIS
Food at the winery.
We have Platters and tasty light meals available for Lunch -mid afternoon.
As this is a new venture for us we need bookings if food is required.
Bookings or not you are always welcome to visit and try our wines.
We think our wines are the best value for money in the valley and we do have a great range that should cater for all tastes.
We are also operating under the Sale of Liquor Act. This requires me to make sure you are legally able to purchase alcohol [over 18 years] .
Specials for winter.
A new release:
2018 Torlesse Chardonnay
Probably the first wine you will try from the 2018 Vintage. Fresh peach and a hint of spicy oak. Clean crisp and fresh. Have it with fresh Oysters.
10 Year Old Tawny
And a new label for our tried and true Port.
We are reluctantly becoming politically correct . As you may or may not know, to be called Port
the wine should come from Oporto in Portugal so we are now calling our Port...
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet..some one famous said that
Torlesse Port AKA 10 Year Old Tawny. It is the perfect wine for heading into Winter.
You all know how good this is, you had better get some now . My normal price on the Old Tawny is now $35. Try and get a better 10 year old Tawny Port for a lower price.
At $35 my Old Tawny is excellent value.
2011 Omihi Road Pinot Noir
Are you tired of drinking 1-2 year old Pinot Noirs, we have the answer. Held back to allow this wine to show the virtues of bottle age. This wine is rich, savoury and complex
Our best special at $25 per bottle, this wine is usually a lot more.
Grab some for yourself or a discerning friend.
This is a great buy and it will be at Winetopia. Astute wine critic Yvonne Lorkin, has noted the potential of this wine and has included it in her WineFriend selections. The Albarino just missed Gold at the Bragato wine awards but a solid Silver is still a great result. A trophy at the Canterbury Wine Awards. Silver at the Bragato Awards. It has distinctive fruit coupled with a hint of sweetness but balanced by crisp acidity. Match with Paella. Mates rate of $15.00 per bottle.
2015 Torlesse Riesling
No longer a new release but if you fancy a little flutter, this wine is always on the Christchurch Casino wine list. Aromas of Granny smith apples and citrus. Not particularly sweet just right.
Try with smoked salmon and your favourite salad, a sure bet at $14.50 per bottle. I have another Torlesse Wine that always sells well and now has a growing fan list as we head into Winter.
2013 Torlesse Cabernet Merlot
Hints of black currant and mint, typical of Cabernet with some fleshy raspberry from the Merlot and balanced by some toast and cigar box oak flavours. Pretty damn good value at $15.00 per bottle
And now to our Omihi Road Reserve range of wines...
2011 Omihi Road SVR Merlot.
It has great colour, a complex aroma that is just starting to show hints of cigar box and a firm palate that will soften with time. A VERY limited release, great drinking now but will cellar for years to come.
SVR means Single Vineyard Release. Antipodean Xmas is getting closer, the perfect gift and would bring a smile of gratitude from any significant other. Grab some at $35 per bottle,significantly more at the cellar door.
2014 Omihi Road Gewurztraminer [2 Golds and a Trophy]
Another Yvonne Lorkin recommendation and we will have this at Winetopia
Seems quite a few took my advice in the last newsletter so I will repeat it.
Get the wok out .Take some of your favourite ingredients, add some spice to your life
with a little [or a lot] of curry or chilli. Noodles or rice as the base , add a slurp of gold medal or two , sprinkle on a Trophy and your next meal should be fun. This wonderful wine has full flavour, rose petal and lychee on the aroma, a hint of sweetness but great balance. Give the partner a break from food preparations and do something special at home or take the easy way and get some takeaway
Just make sure you have the Gewurztraminer. Earn lots of goodwill with this special at $17.50
Now we need to consider another favourite
Torlesse Creme de Cassis [Black Currant Liqueur]
You must have some of this. We think Cassis and your favourite Spirit is great
It is also perfect in bubbles. Great in cocktails and desserts can move to another level with a suitable infusion of Cassis.
Winter Special at $27
If you have not received your assistance to keep warm from the new Government,
we still have our Torlesse White Cap range. Has to be better than what Auntie Jacinda can offer.
You will think you have opened the good stuff but it has only set you back a crazy
$12, $12, $12..only $12
This must be the best value for money deal going,
Share the news or wine with friends and get some quick
2017 Chardonnay, 2015 Riesling and 2017 Sav Blanc, 2016 Pinot Gris
at a Crazy $12 per bottle plus
One off chance to get 2014 White Cap Pinot Noir at $13 per bottle
Freight: $11 per case freight will apply on all purchases.
Legal Age: I am also compelled to again make sure you are legally able to purchase alcohol. Ordering any products from Torlesse Wines will be taken as a declaration that you are legally able to purchase wine.