Mahi Sauvignon Blanc 2013: Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
At a time when Marlborough was considered to be producing wines that hid the diversity of the region, Mahi was born. Brian's vision to showcase the differences and complexities that these terroirs offer, has been exceeded with every single vineyard release.
The focus with this wine is to provide a drink that has texture and depth, rather than focussing solely on primary fruit notes. We want a wine that satisfies across the palate and employ a number of techniques to achieve this.
Our Sauvignon this year comes from seven different vineyards, all of them giving particular attributes to the final wine. In order to attain greater texture we pick ripe fruit, wanting texture rather than primary fruit on the nose. This year the first fruit for the blend was picked from the Boundary Farm vineyard and finished with a late portion from the Wadworth block.
The hand-picked fruit was whole-cluster pressed so that the time on skins was minimised. 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 from our vineyards.- Mahi Wines