Mahi Pinot Gris 2022


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Region: Marlborough
Grapes: Pinot Gris
First Glance: Creamy, Textural, Mid-weight, Long Finish

The Wine:
The fruit was machine-picked to bin, so maceration was minimised, and a portion of this juice was barrel-fermented in older French oak to give greater weight, though ensuring that wood is not evident on the nose. The balance of the wine was fermented cool to retain the fruit characters that come from this special vineyard The final blend this year was made solely from free-run juice, as we feel it gives a more elegant and subtle wine, especially with Pinot Gris, that has quite ‘grey’ coloured skins and is inherently quite tannic.

Characters from this special vineyard in Ward give this Pinot Gris complexity and depth. The palate has an elegant structure with a creamy, textural midpalate and a long finish.