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mahi releases 2014 ‘alias’ Rosé

Introducing the newest member of the Mahi family… the ‘Alias’ Pinot Noir Rosé 2014! This year we decided to try our hand at making a Rosé wine out of Pinot Noir grapes from our ‘home’ block in front of the Mahi winery. We haven’t attempted this before under the Mahi label and it was a bit of a fun project for the vintage staff. Two tonnes of hand-picked grapes were put straight in the press and macerated by foot for an hour or so and then left to sit on skins for a little colour extraction. The resulting pressed juice was then taken to one of our baby tanks for cool fermentation with a specific Rosé yeast. It has been looking promising all the way through the process from vine to bottle and we were very happy to bottle it in late August ready for a Spring release. Made in a dry style, it is a beautifully textural Rosé showing characters ranging from summer berries through to crisp red delicious apple notes. And with only 120 6-packs produced we’re not…