News & Events

Archive for May, 2017

RAYMOND CHAN’S THOUGHTS ON OUR 2016 SAUVIGNON AND 2015 PINOT

Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2016 18.0+/20 Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight lemon-green hues.  The nose is fresh with tightly bound aromas of ripe gooseberries and hints of passionfruit, along with stonefruits, white florals and chalky mineral notes.  This has good depth and intensity.  Medium-full bodied, the palate is bright and vibrant with stylishly concentrated flavours of gooseberries, green stonefruits and passionfruit, with notes of herbs and chalky minerals.  The fruit is enlivened by the fresh acidity and the wine flows along a fine, phenolic textured, mouthwatering line with good drive and energy.  The wine carries to a long, lingering, dry and chalky finish.  This is a finely concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with stylish gooseberry, stonefruit and passionfruit flavours on a chalky, minerally, fine-textured, refreshing palate.  Serve with salads and vegetables, herb-marinated seafood and poultry, and Mediterranean fare over the next 2+ years.  Fruit from 6 vineyard sites, hand-picked and WBP, fermented in tank with 12% in seasoned French oak by indigenous yeasts, to 13.5% alc. and <1.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 10 months on lees. Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir…

READ MORE

WINE ORBITS REVEIWS 2016 SAUVIGNON AND 2015 PINOT NOIR

MAHI MARLBOROUGH SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 93 points / 5 stars A partially barrel fermented sauvignon (12%), it is beautifully lifted on the nose showing green rockmelon, nectarine, feijoa and lime zest characters. The palate is vibrant and juicy, and delivers excellent fruit purity and fine texture, leading to a lengthy refreshing finish. This is elegantly styled while offering impressive varietal power and intensity. At its best: now to 2019. MAHI MARLBOROUGH PINOT NOIR 2015 94 points / 5 stars The bouquet is fabulously aromatic and inviting with red/black cherry, mixed spice, toasted almond and truffle aromas with nuances of dried herb and floral. The palate delivers excellent fruit concentration and focus, wonderfully complemented by delectable flavours and silky texture, finishing persistent and engaging. A beautifully composed and expressed pinot with loads of appeal. At its best: now to 2021.

DON’T FORGET INTERNATIONAL SAUVIGNON DAY AT MAHI, FRIDAY 5TH

We believe Sauvignon is a classic variety to be treated with respect, so to celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day we are exclusively opening the Cellar Door this Friday. If you are in the area, we’d love you to come down and visit us for a tasting. We have hand-picked a selection of Sauvignons for tasting that feature our current vintages, some aged library stock and a taste of what’s to come. This thoughtfully crafted tasting ensemble is a perfect example of the depth and diversity of this favoured varietal.  When: Friday 5th May, from 10.00am – 4.00pm Where: Mahi Cellar Door, 9 Terrace Road, Renwick Admission: Free Please pass this on to your family and friends or anyone you know that will be in the area and could be interested. There is no need to book, however, you are welcome to get in touch if you are interested in visiting or would like to know a little more, just email Caitlyn at caitlyn@mahiwine.co.nz or phone 03 572 8859. Look forward to seeing you!

SEE BACKGROUND IMAGE SHOW CONTENT