Mahi Pinot Gris· Written Wine Reviews
Jul 17th, 2012 | By Jayson Bryant | Category: Written Wine Reviews
Mahi Pinot Gris exemplifies just how good New Zealand Pinto Gris can be. Just one in a long line of wines that clearly show the full potential of Marlborough Pinot Gris. Busting with fruit burst. It’s a melange of tropical and citrus fruit with hints of salt.
The grapes for this wine are grown on Ward Farm Vineyard, which is located 40 minutes from Mahi winery, and is just a short distance from the coast. The grapes are grown on 4 different clones and all of the fruit is hand-picked and sorted. It’s this type of minimal intervention practice that lets the wines speak for themselves.
The juice, post pressing, is poured into old oak barrels where it will mature for the next 10 months. This barrel treatment has given the wine a rich texture and added a layer of complexity to the wine. Although the fruit is generous and rich the wine still retains a dryness. The dryness coupled with the racy, almost spicy acidity, makes this wine an ideal match with Pizza.