TOSQ 2012 Flora and Pinot Gris, 2011 and 2010 Pinot Noir

16-Jul-2013
Establishing their Pisa vineyard in 2001, Carl and Sue Thompson are now established grape growers in Central Otago with a reputation for fine fruit. They released wines under their own label ‘TOSQ’ with the 2009 vintage, the name made up from the first letters of Thomo (as Carl is known as), Oscar, Sue and Quinn. 3 ha of Pinot Noir are sourced from their ‘Terraces’ site and 1 ha of Pinot Gris from the ‘Roadside’ block. There are just over 4 rows of Flora, the Gewurztraminer and Semillon cross developed in the 1930s in California, originally planted as Pinot Gris but correctly identified later by the Thompsons, who have kept it as a point of difference. The vineyard is managed to organic and biodynamic practices and the wines made by Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen at the Maude winery. Here, I review the 2012 Flora and Pinot Gris, the 2011 Pinot Noir, and revisit the 2010 Pinot Noir which I reviewed a year ago, but has developed considerably in bottle since. www.tosq.co.nz

FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • TOSQ Central Otago Flora 2012
  • TOSQ Central Otago Pinot Gris 2012
  • TOSQ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2011
  • TOSQ Central Otago Pinot Noir 2010

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