Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019
Perhaps the most texturally enticing of all the grape varieties, and a total passion for us at Mahi. Again our aim is to make wines of the earth, showing complex savouriness characters aligned with both red and black fruit notes.
THIS WINE COMES FROM THREE VINEYARDS THROUGHOUT MARLBOROUGH, ALL LENDING DIFFERENT CHARACTERS TO THE WINE.
The Twin Valleys portion from the cooler Fareham Road area gives us the palate structure that we require, offering fineness to the back-palate. Fruit from the southern valleys gave mid-palate texture and the portion from Ward, approximately 45 kilometres south of Blenheim, providing great depth to the palate, with rich black fruit characters.
In the winery the grapes were predominantly destemmed before going to small vats for cold soaking prior to fermentation, allowing the extraction of soft tannins and colour at the juice stage rather than in the harsher alcoholic stage during and after fermentation. About 30% were fermented with stems or whole-bunch solely with indigenous yeasts offering a wide variety of flavours and helping us to attain better texture.
During fermentation the skins and juice were hand-plunged on average three times per day, with the temperatures peaking at about 34 degrees. When finished the wine was taken straight to French barriques where it sat for 10 months. The wine was then gently racked, blended, and lightly fined with organic egg whites before bottling.
Price based on case of any 12 wines, all-inclusive of freight, taxes, duty and insurance from NZ Producer to your door in Australia. All prices based on live exchange rate.