Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris
$2099each
$251DOZEN
WineryMahi
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
Each $20.99
$251.00
Available by the dozen
Brian Bicknell had been making wine around the world for many years. He returned to Marlborough on a mission to isolate vineyards of unique and individual expression, to construct a range of wines which can articulate the wealth of terroir and microclime clime to be found across greater Marlborough. The rose tinged Pinot Gris grape holds a fair amount of tannin, Mahi endeavour to minimize skin contact for a gentler palate. Being a fruit of low acidity, Mahi ferment the juices right through to dryness in a measure of oak, building structure while preserving eloquence.
Pinot Gris is hand picked off a single vineyard, just outside the township of Ward in Awatere Valley, owned and managed by Pam and Polly Francis, fully certified under Bio-Gro as completely organic. Grapes are whole bunch pressed so that the time on skins can be minimised, essential for Pinot Gris, which can affect the finished wine with unwanted phenolic or tannin from the robust skins. Nothing but the purest free run juices are employed, for a more elegant and subtle style. Components are treated to a cool vinification to preserve the expression of site. A portion of the juices are barrel fermented in seasoned French oak, contributing weight of palate, while keeping the oak influence in check.
TASTING NOTES
Light peach yellow hue. Delicately fragrant pear and citrus nose, leesyness and curd notes, a supple hint of milk and nougat oak. A structured palate of effusive fruit character, pears and candied citrus rind, endowed with cool ripened richness supported by a curl of mealy, cashew oak. A lingering finish of great purity, balanced, textural and long.
Wines by Mahi
Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris
WineryMahi
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
Available by the dozen
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Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
WineryMahi
Fruit Sauvignon Blanc
Regions Marlborough
  New Zealand
  Each $20.99
  $251.00
Available by the dozen
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About the Mahi Winery
Mahi began in 2001 with an idea being to show the individuality of valleys and vineyards in Marlborough, to recognize and celebrate the rich diversity of soils and clime throughout the greater Marlborough region
Brian Bicknell had been making wine in different parts of the world for about 15 years before deciding to return to New Zealand and settle in Marlborough. Arriving in 1996 he could see that vineyards in the different valleys of Marlborough produced remarkably unique profiles. At the time, most of Marlborough’s wines were made as regional blends with many individual site characteristics being lost. In other areas of the world distinctive sites were being celebrated and so an idea was hatched to create a label that promoted different vineyard sites across Marlborough to show the region had true depth and complexity. Wine reflects both the place and the people involved, you can have a great site, but if the management is poor, or the owners too greedy, then this will be reflected in the fruit and the wines. Mahi»