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Latest News


Australian Winestate Magazine -
March / April Edition 2014

Michael Cooper's review on recent releases is out now.


Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 -
March

Highly commended .. 


Easter Show Wine Awards 2014
- 26th Feb 2014

THREE Silver awards ... 


Winestate Magazine -
Annual Edition 2014

Michael Cooper's results for 'Best of 2013 Releases' are out now!


WineNZ Magazine Summer 2013/2014

Sauvignon Blanc - summer treats. Nice review!


Winestate Magazine -
November / December 2013

The Top 40 Australia and New Zealand wines are in the latest Winestate Mag ...
 

 

Air New Zealand Wine Awards - November 2013

Very pleased to get a Silver award ...
 


Marlborough Wine Show 2013 -
October 2013

Such a funky Silver award - love the design. I wonder which Toi Toi it was?



The International Wine and Spirit Competition -
October 2013

GOLD and SILVER awards ... very happy indeed!



TiZ Wine Winter Warmers and Sauv Blanc Tasting -
September 2013

Love those 5 STARS ...



New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
- September 2013

We have a Silver winner!

 

TiZ Wine Aromatics Tasting - August 2013

Thank you for those 5 STARS for our ..... 



WineNZ Magazine -
Winter 2013

Loving those 4 stars read more here ..
 


Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2013 -
June 2013

Toi Toi wins five Bronze Awards ...
 


San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013
- June 2013

Toi Toi wins Double Gold and Silver! 



Cuisine Magazine
- May 2013

 Cuisine magazine has just awarded one of our wines 4 stars in their May issue. I wonder which one it is?

 


Dish Magazine
- April / May Issue 2013

New Zealand's Dish magazine has just reviewed our Toi Toi Marlborough Unoaked Chardonnay 2011. Super write-up!

 


Winestate Magazine -
March / April Edition 2013

The latest Australian Winestate is in-store now. Our Toi Toi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011 received a top review ... more info


 

Royal Easter Show 2013 - February 2013

Our Toi Toi Marlborough Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2012 did very well at the Royal Show .. more info

                                                                                                                           

Cuisine Magazine
- March 2013 

New Zealand's Cuisine magazine is in-store now! Another super review for our Toi Toi Reserve Marlborough Riesling ... more info
 

                                              

Winestate Magazine - Annual edition 2013

Thanks Winestate for the fabulous rating for our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling Marlborough 2011 ... more info


 

WineNZ Magazine - Summer edition 2013

We just got a super review in the WineNZ magazine for our Toi Toi Reserve Sauvignon blanc 2011 .... more info

 

SBS Feast Magazine - Feb / March edition 2013

Summer ... BBQs and delicious salads. Yum! Our Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc gets a mention in the latest Feast magazine ...

 

Winestate Magazine 'Special Edition' 2012 - December 2012
 

Our Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2012 just received 3.5 stars 'top rating' in the 'Sauvignon Blanc under $15' category.

Great wine, great value, great news!

Here is what the judges had to say ......
 

 

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide 2013 

- published 20th November 2012

In the new wine guide, wine writer Nick Stock provides tasting notes and buying choices. There is also a guide to the 'Best-value wines $25 and under'. Which Toi Toi wine is it? More information ....

 


                                                                                            

Toi Toi Clutha Pinot Noir from Central Otago pouring into glass

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2012 - 7th November

Awards just announced ...

Pure Silver

Great news ... our Toi Toi Clutha Pinot Noir 2011 has just been awarded Pure Silver.

Pure Bronze

Our Toi Toi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and our Toi Toi Central Otago Reserve Pinot Noir 2010 have both been awarded Pure Bronze.

Super wines ... Enjoy!
 


Viva Magazine - 24th October

 

A super review in Viva Magazine late October by Jo Burzynska who had just returned from judging Britain's International Wine and Spirit Competition where our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling was awarded Gold Outstanding (see below!)

Here is what she had to say...


Outstanding Riesling

Toi Toi Reserve Marlborough Riesling 2011

This drier style of riesling also struck gold with its fresh, intense and beautifully pure palate of lemon and lime infused with hints of delicate lemon blossom.

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition 2012
 - 12th October

GOLD GOLD GOLD
 


 

This is really exciting news! Our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling 2011 has just been awarded 'Gold Outstanding' at the UK based International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). This award was the only Gold Outstanding to be awarded to a New Zealand Riesling, and only one of 9 awarded worldwide!



Here's what the judges had to say about the Reserve Riesling -




"Bright pale lemon colour, the enticing complex aromas of minerals, lime zest and ripe stone fruits caress your nose. Lovely weight in the mouth, satiny textured with the layers of concentrated flavours unfolding across the palate. Dry style, extremely elegant with an endless and satisfying length. Absolutely delicious!"

This is a super wine and has received several awards this year also having won Gold at the San Francisco International Wine Comp and a Silver at the the Japanese Wine Challenge.

Bronze

And one more ... our Toi Toi Brookdale Reserve Pinot Gris 2011 won Bronze at the very same IWSC awards ...


As always a big thank you to all involved in the production of these great wines. Enjoy! 

 

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New Zealand International Wine Show 2012 - 14th September


 

Bronze

More special news ... hot off the press. Our Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2012 and our Toi Toi Unoaked Chardonnay 2012 have both just been awarded Bronze by the New Zealand International Wine Show.

 

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2012 Spiegelau International Wine Competition
- 9th September 

Bronze

Our Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc 2012 has just been awarded a bronze by the 2012 Spiegelau International Wine Competition.

We hope you enjoy!

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Japanese Wine Challenge 2012 - 24th July 

SILVER

We are pleased to announce that our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling 2011 and our Toi Toi Brookdale Pinot Gris 2011 have both been awarded Silver at the recently judged Japanese Wine Challenge.

Bronze

Our Toi Toi Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2011 was also awarded a Bronze medal.

We hope you enjoy!

 

Toi Toi Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough

 

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San Francisco International Wine Show -15th June 2012


GOLD 

Special news .. The influential San Francisco International Wine Show has just recently awarded our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling 2011 a Gold medal.

Bronze

Also awarded a Bronze medal was our Toi Toi Brookdale Pinot Gris 2011.

Both super wines  ...


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GOLD

How exciting our Toi Toi Brookdale Pinot Gris 2011 has just been awarded a Gold medal at the International Cool Climate Wine Show 2012!

Bronze

Our Toi Toi Reserve Riesling 2011 was also awarded a Bronze medal at the ICCWS.
 

Terrific news ... a big thanks to everyone involved with the production of these special wines!

Enjoy!

                           

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International Wine Challenge 2012          

 

   
 

Our Toi Toi Riesling 2011 has just received a Silver award in the recently judged International Wine Challenge in the UK.

A Bronze was also awarded to our Toi Toi Brookdale Reserve Pinot Gris 2011!

Now that's great news.

 

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Wine Spectator Website Reviews
 

June News! Wine Spectator has just recently posted new reviews for our wines on their extensive website. Here is what they had to say about our Brookdale Reserve Pinot Gris and our Clutha Pinot Noir  ...

 

Toi Toi Pinot Gris Marlborough Brookdale Reserve 2010 
Score 88

Soft and supple, with juicy pear and peach notes and an appealing soft acidity, finishing with shades of melon and spice. Drink now.

 

Toi Toi Pinot Noir Central Otago Clutha 2011  
Score 84

Trim plum and berry flavors are focused on a firm point, with spicy and peppery details on the finish. Drink now.

 

 

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Michael Cooper.Co.NZ - Reviews

 

Michael Cooper just recently reviewed some of our wines … These reviews and more are available on his smart new website which is a terrific source of information on New Zealand wines.

 

Toi Toi Central Otago Reserve Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 

Still a baby, the 2010 vintage (4 star) is a full-coloured red, fermented with indigenous yeasts and barrel-aged for over a year. Sturdy and supple, it is fruit-packed, with excellent density of plum and spice flavours. Open 2013+.

 

Toi Toi Marlborough Riesling 

Still unfolding, the 2010 vintage (4 star) is very fresh, citrusy and limey, with a gentle splash of sweetness (18 g/l of residual sugar), a minerally streak, firm acid spine and good intensity.

 

Toi Toi Organic Reserve Hawkes Bay Cabernet Sauvignon 

Certified organic, the 2010 vintage (3.5 star) is a single-vineyard red, grown at Mangatahi and French oak-matured for nine months. Bold and youthful in colour, it is a fruit-packed style with strong blackcurrant, plum and mint flavours, a hint of oak and firm, underlying tannins.

 For more Toi Toi reviews ... visit  www.michaelcooper.co.nz 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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