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2014 MAHI MARLBOROUGH PINOT WINS GOLD AT SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS IN THE UK

Not something we have done before but it just so happens that our UK distributors, Berkmann Wine Cellars, entered our 2014 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir in the 2017 Sommelier Wine Awards and it won gold! Check out what they had to say and click here for more information. Mahi, Pinot Noir, 2014, Marlborough , New Zealand ‘A great food wine,’ said Tate Catering’s Hamish Anderson of this Gold Lister, praising its ‘savoury, spicy nose with whole bunch lift’, and adding: ‘An intriguing wine with something to say, showing cherry and strawberry fruit on the palate, with grippy tannin.’ Richard Brooks of Caroline Catering noted: ‘Good complexity, appealing development in the mouth and good depth.’ ‘Super-fresh acidity and excellent typicity – great with cold cuts, or as an aperitif,’ concluded Frances Bentley of Individual Restaurants.  

MICHAEL COOPER GIVES THE TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY 5 STARS

MAHI TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY 5 Stars Hand-picked and matured in French oak barriques, this is a classy wine. Mouthfilling (13.5% alc/vol), with rich grapefruit and stonefruit flavours, a subtle seasoning of biscuity oak and fresh acidity, it has obvious cellaring potential.

JANE SKILTON’S THOUGHTS ON OUR NEW RELEASES

2016 Mahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Very vivid snowpea, freshly squeezed lime and lemon on the nose with a hint of wet stone/chalk. The palate is crisp, tight and textural – there is a subtle yet complex layer of biscuit and grapefruit pith, the touch of barrel ferment contributing a tempting savoury edge to the flavours. Succulent acidity and a lovely bone dry finish. 2015 Mahi Marlborough Pinot Noir An exotic aroma; vibrant red cherry and wild raspberry, almost reaching into damson plum territory. There is a cinnamon spice edge which suggests. some stems were included. The palate is silky and ripe, the tannins beautifully judged. A background of oak sits well alongside the fruit. There is enough density and complexity to engage the mind yet the wine retains a strong degree of cheerful drinkability.

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…

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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!

A QUICK VINTAGE UPDATE

Just back from visiting each of our vineyards and as we are not picking today, because of the tail of ‘Cyclone Debbie’, it seems a good time to update you quickly on Vintage 2017 at Mahi. Already there are a couple of distinguishing characteristics about this vintage, with the first being that it was a pretty late start. Below are our start dates from the last 11 vintages and you can see that it has been one of our later kick-offs, with the Twin Valleys Pinot Noir andGewurztraminer being the first picked. Average temperatures are above ‘normal’ but sunshine hours, especially in March, have been a bit lower. This decrease in sunshine time has slowed down photosynthesis, which is my favourite, and possibly the most important process in the world, so ripeness has been delayed meaning a later pick. Mahi Vintage Start dates 2017 March 29th 2016 March 22nd 2015 March 20th 2014 March 13th 2013 March 26th 2012 April 7th 2011 March 21st 2010 March 30th 2009 March 27th 2008 March 25th 2007 March 22nd   At this stage…

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2017 CELEBRATION OF SAUVIGNON BLANC AT MAHI

For International Sauvignon Blanc Day we are exclusively opening the Mahi Cellar Door to celebrate all things Sauvignon Blanc. We have hand-picked a selection of wines 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. Being truly passionate about Sauvignon Blanc we would love you to come down to share the experience, and some thoughts, with us. 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. When: Friday 5th May 2017, 10am to 4pm Where: Mahi Cellar Door, 9 Terrace Road, Renwick, Marlborough

2017 RENWICK COMMUNITY HARVEST PARTY

Love being involved in local events, so really excited for the Renwick Community Harvest Party on Saturday 25th March, from 4-7pm, at Rousehill Reserve. We will have our latest releases available for tasting including the 2016 Marlborough Pinot Gris, 2016 Marlborough Rose and the 2015 Marlborough Pinot Noir. Last year was a lot of fun and it would be great to see you this weekend to share a few nibbles, wines and laughs.

SAM KIM’S THOUGHTS ON OUR 2015 MARLBOROUGH AND TWIN VALLEYS CHARDONNAY

Mahi Marlborough Chardonnay 2015                         93  & 5 stars A beautifully composed chardonnay, the fragrant bouquet shows ripe stone fruit, nougat, lemon peel, vanilla and subtle cedar characters. The palate is succulent and rounded, and delivers excellent fruit intensity, wonderfully enhanced by creamy texture and bright acidity. The wine shows fruit richness as well as savoury complexity, making the wine both stylish and delicious. At its best: now to 2020. Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay 2015                             94  & 5 stars This is magnificently styled, exhibiting complex aromas of nectarine, fig, brioche, hazelnut and vanilla on the nose. The palate is concentrated and superbly weighted with rich texture and excellent fruit power. The wine offers expansive mouthfeel and layers of delicious flavours, wonderfully supported by elegant savoury complexity. At its best: now to 2021. $39.00.

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