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Bob Campbell MW gives the 2017 Alchemy Chardonnay 94 points

Mahi Alchemy Chardonnay 2017, Marlborough, NZD $39.90 Rich, intense and slightly funky chardonnay with ginger, apple, white peach, bran biscuit and struck flint flavours. A complex, layered wine that gains extra texture from a backbone of fine tannins. Good now but will develop with bottle age. (Screwcap) Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s tasting at The Real Review Alcohol: 13.5% Ageing: now to 2023 Food: Freshly-shucked oysters with shallot chardonnay mignonette Stockists: Mahi Wines; Point Wines, Auckland (NZ); WineStock – NSW (AU distributor) Ranked: #5 of 43 2017 Chardonnay from Marlborough Awarded: Top Rank

A Word from Simon Wood on Mahi – Start the Revolution!

Recently, I was extremely lucky to be invited to lunch at the excellent Alpino restaurant in Cambridge, to try new offerings from the legendary Brian Bicknell’s Mahi Wines. Brian’s philosophy is to make food friendly wines with minimal intervention – wines that while excellent early drinkers, will also stand the test of time. All Mahi wines are made using solely unpressed, free-run juice, which lends a marked clarity and purity of flavour, and allows them to celebrate the remarkable, and remarkably varied, terroir of the Marlborough area. Ordinarily, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc follow the tried, tested and wildly successful model of drink early fruit bombs – waves and waves of in-your-face, up-front fruit salad. While often nicely approachable and always reliable, they often have a hole in the mid palette. A big belt of WOW, then they fall away. Mahi, however, make the thoroughly remarkable Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc. A Single Vineyard, 100% barrel fermented, 100% indigenous yeast, 100% free run juice, aged Sauvignon Blanc that should be enough to kick start a revolution. It is, quite frankly, an absurdly good wine, and a…

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Food & Wine Weekend with Chef Martin Bosley and Brian Bicknell of Mahi Winery at Poronui Lodge

For a truly gastronomic experience, join us at Poronui Lodge for our Food & Wine Weekend with Chef Martin Bosley and Brian Bicknell of Mahi Winery Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019. Martin’s menu promises to be exciting and innovative with wonderful flavours, paired perfectly with delicious Mahi wines. As one of New Zealand’s finest chefs, Martin Bosley fosters a food philosophy inspired by the wealth of great local ingredients available in our beautiful country. He is well known for being able to present the New Zealand culture on a plate filled with diverse flavours and stellar produce.The idea behind Mahi is to respect and promote the individuality of the various vineyards, their soils and their aspects. All of the vines have been low cropped, hand-picked and fermented in the winery with as little intervention as possible. During the weekend get to know your expert hosts at an informal Friday night dinner, test your palate with a special wine blending challenge with Brian Saturday before the Gala dinner and watch the fun and friendly collaboration of two incredible hosts…

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Cameron Douglas MS names 2017 Alchemy Chardonnay as Wine of the Week

Mahi Single Vineyard Alchemy Chardonnay 2017 Marlborough95 Points Immediate, piercing and attention seeking aromas of oak, fruit, minerality and wood spices of a young and vibrant new release Chardonnay. Wood spices of vanilla and wine-making suggestions of flint and minerality then grapefruit, white peach, lemon, apple and honeyed quince. Weighty, dry, textured and delicious. What’s so appealing about this wine is the tease and tension of texture from acidity and fine wood tannins, familiar flavours, but in combinations that suggest new versions of fruit and spice as well as a completeness and satisfaction. Drinkable now, but better from late 2021 through 2028.

Mahi tasting at The Lounge

Join us at The Lounge as Owner & Winemaker Brian takes us through an amazing selection of Mahi Wines paired with Chef Kylie Bradley’s exquisite cuisine. Designated parking is available at 111 & 115 Vincent St. Please refrain from parking in front of the Vincent Street Shops Tickets are available at www.thelounge.nz/shop or call (09) 535-1397 to book direct.

Mahi at 3 Winos and a Providore Trade Tasting in Sydney

30.07.2019 12pm – 5.30pmAll Hospitality Trade is Welcome! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Please save the date for Sydney’s finest day in the wine trade: The 3 Winos and a Providore. Combined Wines & Foods, Winestock AU, World Wine Estates and F.Mayer Imports present their exceptional wines, champagnes, spirits and delicacies.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Don’t miss the opportunity to sample Combined Wine’s, World Wine Estates’ and Winestock’s portfolios and meet the people behind the wines. Take part in captivating masterclasses and enjoy the many delicacies on offer from F Mayer Imports.⠀ Check out everything you need to know here. TUESDAY 30TH JULY 2019⠀LEVEL 2, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL⠀199 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY

Mahi is awarded The Real Review Certificate of Excellence

We are so pleased and humbled to announce that Mahi has been awarded The Real Review Certificate of Excellence from Bob Campbell MW and selected as one of the Top Wineries in New Zealand for 2019. This Certificate of Excellence has been running for two years now and “is awarded to a select group of wineries that consistently produce excellent wine”. This is the second year that Mahi has received this and we couldn’t be more proud!

Appellation Marlborough Wine Press Release

Press Release – Monday 20 May 2019 “It provides the wine buying public of the world with an assurance they can see and trust.” Ivan Sutherland Appellation Marlborough Wine – a promise of provenance Marlborough’s wine industry has welcomed the development of a quality mark to protect the authenticity, integrity and sustainability of Marlborough wine. Appellation Marlborough Wine (AMW) was launched in June last year and now has 45 members, including some of the region’s most iconic wine companies. Speaking at the AGM last week, chair Ivan Sutherland, owner of Dog Point Vineyards, said there were already 30 Sauvignon Blanc labels from the 2018 vintage wearing the quality mark, giving consumers confidence in the provenance of their wine. “Appellation Marlborough Wine is about protecting the reputation this region has worked hard to build. It provides the wine buying public of the world with an assurance they can see and trust.” Sutherland said wine writers and distributors had welcomed the initiative warmly, with their most pressing question being ‘why did it take so long to eventuate?’ Cloudy Bay Estate Director Yang…

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Michael Cooper reviews our latest releases

Twin Valleys Chardonnay 20165 stars Full of youthful potential, this wine was hand-picked at the junction of the Waihopai and Wairau valleys and fermented in French oak barriques. It is full-bodied (13.5% alc/vol), lemony and tightly structured, with strong, citrusy, slightly toasty flavours and a long, crisp finish. Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 20165 stars Grown and hand-harvested on the lower slopes of the Wither Hills, this is a weighty wine (14.7% alc/vol), ripely fragrant and sweet-fruited, with tropical-fruit flavours, nutty, barrel-ferment notes adding complexity and harmonious, dry, rounded finish. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 20185 stars Benchmark stuff, this aromatic, weighty wine has penetrating, vibrant, tropical fruit flavours to the fore, a hint of barrel-ferment complexity, and a crisp, dry, lasting finish. From winemaker Brian Bicknell, formerly chief winemaker at Seresin Estate, it was grown at seven sites, mostly at the western end of the Wairau Valley, and is drinking well right now. Fine value. Marlborough Chardonnay 20174.5 stars Fruit from four Wairau Valley sites was hand-harvested, fermented with indigenous yeasts and barrel-aged for 11 months. It is mouthfilling (13.1% alc/vol), with…

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Wine Advocate reviews our latest releases

Mahi Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc 201692 Points All hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed and barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts, the 2016 Single Vineyard Boundary Farm Sauvignon Blanc gets the Full Monty. It’s a bit herbal on the nose, then medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a creamy texture. Lush and round, it nevertheless reveals a long, intense finish loaded with citrus, melon and spice. Mahi Twin Valleys Chardonnay 201693 Points From less than a hectare of vineyard, the 2016 Twin Valleys Chardonnay features scents of smoky, grilled sweet corn, white peach and pineapple. It’s medium to full-bodied, with plenty of power and assertive flavor, while remaining elegant and lively on the long finish. Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 201594 Points Big and ripe, the 2015 Single Vineyard The Alias Sauvignon Blanc is a full-bodied, round wine that delivers plenty of flavor and texture. Hints of smoke and struck flint accent melon and fig notes, all carried along on a creamy joyride into a long, pink-grapefruit finish. Yes, it spent 15 months in barrel, but it’s not oaky, just rich, layered and complex.…

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