This wine shows an array of fruit characters, ranging from citrus through to tropical notes. This is complemented by some secondary characters from the natural yeast ferments and also some barrel aging. The palate has an elegant structure with a creamy, textural mid-palate and a long finish.
Mahi, meaning ‘our work, our craft’, began in 2001, fulfilling a dream for Brian and Nicola Bicknell. Since their first vintage in 2001, they have built together a great group of growers who are committed to their land and to the wines that come from it. They still work with their original vineyard and over the years we have slowly built an understanding of the sites and now see a continuity and typicity in the wines. Mahi sources sustainable fruit and all vineyards that they work with are under the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) programme.
Mahi’s Kuku wines are made to encapsulate the combination of classic varieties and the ways that they express themselves in this cool valley of ours. They are modern wines to suit the foods we eat and the way we live.