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Elegant, creamy & rather complex

This elegant Pinot Gris, proves once again that no two vintages are the same

Match with seafood and poultry dishes

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

$20.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $22.90 $19.91
6 Btls, $125.94 6 Btls, $109.51
Awarded 92/100 Points Organic Wine
Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Mahi Marlborough Pinot Gris 2018

Mahi, meaning ‘our work, our craft’. The Mahi symbol represents the strength, life and growth of the native New Zealand frond (fern), with the understanding that wine should never be rushed to bottle, respecting its ability to evolve naturally over time.
$20.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $22.90 $19.91
6 Btls, $125.94 6 Btls, $109.51

Accolades

Awarded 92/100 Points

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Description

"Attractive freshness is the key to this pinot gris. The textural build also impresses. Plenty of apple pastry and white peaches. Drink now. Screw cap" James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com

Characters from the location, natural yeast ferments and also some barrel aging give this Pinot Gris complexity and depth. The palate has an elegant structure with a creamy, textural mid-palate and a long finish. 

The fruit machine-picked to bin so maceration was minimised. A portion of this juice was barrel-fermented in older French oak to give greater weight, though ensuring that wood is not evident on the nose. The balance of the wine was fermented cool to retain the fruit characters from our vineyards.
The final blend this year was made solely from free-run juice, as it gives a more elegant and subtle wine, especially with Pinot Gris, that has quite ‘grey’ coloured skins.

It was going to be an early Vintage and by the beginning of February the Growing Degree Days were ahead. The main reason seemed to be the warmer nights through January and the Daily Minimum Temperature being 3.3 degrees above average. This was the second earliest start and it was pretty well full-on for the next 19 days. Picking for vintage 2018 finished for Mahi on April the 6th, our earliest, and a day before picking started in 2012, proving once again that no two vintages are the same.

Food Pairing: Match with seafood and poultry dishes

Seal

Screw Cap

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Alcohol

13.7%

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NZ (from $5.70)

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