Maui

Our Maui Range of wines takes its name from Maui, the Māori demigod. Maui is known for being a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit. According to legend, he captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of the sea. We believe these attributes are at the very heart of New Zealanders and our Maui range of wines.

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Maui SB MB 19

Marlborough
Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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Maui PG MB 17

Marlborough
Pinot Gris 2017

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Maui Chard WP 17

Waipara
Chardonnay 2017

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Maui PN WP 18

Waipara
Pinot Noir 2018

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Maui Rose WP 19

Waipara
Rosé 2019

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Maui Sauvignon Blanc 2018 - Marlborough

The MAUI range of wines takes their name from MAUI, the demi-god who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of sea. MAUI was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, attributes that are the very heart of the MAUI range of wines.

COLOUR

A delicate, pale green/gold.

NOSE

Perfumed floral notes and hints of passionfruit are underpinned by aromas ofgrapefruit and gooseberry that add zingy, citrusy notes and combine with hints of capsicum to enhance the nose.

PALATE

Classic tropical fruit and herbal notes have been derived from the careful selection of various areas of our best blocks in the Waiata Vineyard situated in the Waipara Valley. The full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic qualities of the Waipara Valley vineyard. The wine has a broad spectrum of flavours, from ripe tropical through gooseberry, which is supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.

REGION

100% Waipara, North Canterbury


VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2018 Vintage in the Waipara Valley was typified by warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights. An ideal summer ensured great vine health and fruit condition. The slightly later maturity of the Sauvignon Blanc meant that the fruit was in good condition to withstand the late-March rains. Harvesting of fruit was carried out in the second and third weeks of April.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by the winemaker. It was very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle. The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using a range of yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Sauvignon Blanc aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the acidity and to add palate weight and structure.

WINEMAKER

Contract

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

MATURATION

100% stainless steel fermentation.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 12.5 %
Acidity (TA): 7.1 g/l
pH: 3.3 g/l
Residual Sugar 4.8 g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2018/20– will continue to develop for a further 5 years

FOOD MATCH

Crumbed white fish with new seasons asparagus, new potatoes and aioli

AWARDS

4 1/2 Stars, Wine Orbit, November 2018

4 Stars, Raymond Chan December 2018

Maui SB MB 19

Maui Pinot Gris 2017 - Marlborough

The MAUI range of wines takes their name from MAUI, the demi-god who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of sea. MAUI was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, attributes that are the very heart of the MAUI range of wines.

COLOUR

Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden glints

NOSE

This wine is tight, light and slender in presentation with aromas of savoury white and yellow stonefruits, along with nuances of nuts and minerals.

PALATE

Dryish to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is light and elegantly slender in proportion with flavours of white stonefruits, herbs, florals and a suggestion of honeysuckle.  The mouthfeel is soft-textured, rounded and smooth, with integrated acidity.  The wine has an elegant core and line that leads to a fine-textured, soft finish of stonefruits and florals.  This is a light, soft-textured, smooth-flowing dryish Pinot Gris with subtle stonefruit and floral flavours

REGION

100% Marlborough, Upper Wairau Valley

VINTAGE

The 2017 Vintage in the Upper Wairau was one of the best in the last decade.  Warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights, provided the ideal conditions for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines.  As a result of these conditions, the flavour profiles tended more towards ripe and luscious with exceptional aromatics. Picking commenced the first week of April

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by our winemaker - for Pinot Gris this occurs late in the ripening process.  It was very gently pressed to avoid harsh phenolic extraction and the juice allowed to cold settle.  The clear juice was fermented at low temperatures using yeast renowned for their ability to enhance the Pinot Gris aromas. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure.  

WINEMAKER

Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Gris

Maturation

100% stainless steel fermentation/maturation.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 13.2 %

Acidity (TA): 5.7 g/l

pH: 3.43 g/l

Residual Sugar: 7.8 g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2017/19 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Lightly spiced Asian food. 

AWARDS & REVIEWS

4 STARS Raymond Chan, October 2017

4 STARS Wine Orbit, October 2017

90/100 James Suckling, October 2018

Best Buy - Wine Enthusiasts, October 2016

Maui PG MB 17

Maui Chardonnay 2017 - Waipara

The MAUI range of wines takes their name from MAUI, the demi-god who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of the sea. MAUI was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, attributes that are the very heart of the MAUI range of wines.

COLOUR

A delicate, pale straw green

NOSE

An attractive, high level of minerality resulting from extended time on yeast lees along with subtle malolactic fermentation aromas.

PALATE

A complex Chardonnay that combines varietal flavours augmented by the impact of fermention aromas contributed by natural yeast. The wine is supported by a fullness and creaminess derived from extended time on yeast lees in barrel and a small amount of residual sugar to balance a refreshing acidity.

REGION

100% Waipara, North Canterbury

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The weather conditions were variable with some rain pressure late in the season. However the warm summer allowed the Chardonnay fruit to attain full maturity while still retaining a good level of natural acidity to ensure freshness and flavour. Climatically there were a few challenges but nonetheless harvest decisions were able to be made on flavour ripeness.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested at optimum ripeness from the nearby vineyard. It was then gently whole-berry pressed before transfer to barrels for fermentation. Fermentation was carried out by the natural yeast from the grapes which has added complexity and some minerality to the palate. The wine then went through a natural malolactic fermentation in the Spring.

WINEMAKER

Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Chardonnay

MATURATION

100% barrel fermentation and maturation for eleven months

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 13.5%
Acidity (TA): 7.1 g/l
pH: 3.48
Residual Sugar: 6.5 g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2019/22 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

FOOD MATCH

Perfect with seafood with rich cream-based sauces or lightly spiced curry

AWARDS

4 1/2 Stars, Wine Orbit, March 2019

Maui Chard WP 17

Maui Pinot Noir 2018 - Waipara

 

The MAUI range of wines takes their name from MAUI, the demi-god who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of sea. MAUI was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, attributes that are the very heart of the MAUI range of wines.

COLOUR

Intense cherry red.

NOSE

It is beautifully fragrant showing spiced cherry, game, dark mushroom and black olive characters.

PALATE

Silky-smooth palate that offers tasty fruit flavours together with savoury nuances. The wineis immediately appealing with its attractive flavours backed by rounded mouthfeel and fine tannins.

REGION

100% Waipara, North Canterbury

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

The 2018 Vintage in the Waipara Valley was typified by warm daytime temperatures, tempered by cool nights. An ideal summer ensured great vine health and fruit condition. Harvesting of fruit was carried out early in April.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was destemmed without crushing to retain a percentage of whole berries in the ferment. Fermentation was carried out in small fermenters with regular daily hand plunging of the cap to extract colour and tannins. Further maceration post-ferment and prior to pressing has enhanced the palate with soft but firm tannins. After malolactic fermentation the wine underwent a period of oak maturation prior to stabilising for bottling. The wine has not been fined in order to retain maximum flavour and mouthfeel.

WINEMAKER

Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

MATURATION

100% Oak barriques


WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 14 %
Acidity (TA): 5.45 g/l
pH: 3.75 g/l
Residual Sugar: less than 1g/l

PEAK DRINKING

Drinking well now but will continue to develop for a further five years from vintage date.

FOOD MATCH

The perfect drink for a picnic with cheese, cold meats, patés and terrines.

AWARDS

4 1/2 Stars, Wine Orbit, April 2019

Maui PN WP 18

Maui Rosé 2019 - Waipara

The MAUI range of wines takes their name from MAUI, the demi-god who as legend tells us captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of sea. MAUI was a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, attributes that are the very heart of the MAUI range of wines.

COLOUR

A light, vibrant, candyfloss pink

NOSE

Intense aromas of strawberries and confectionary with background notes of dark cherries, nashi pear, honeysuckle and stone fruit make the wine instantly appealing.

PALATE

A medium-bodied wine with a luscious palate weight and complexity. The juice from free run Pinot Noir has given this wine a lovely soft texture balanced by a refreshing acidity and a small amount of residual sugar. The fruit characters of the Pinot Gris blended with the Pinot Noir has further enhanced the intensity of flavours that linger on the palate well after the wine has been consumed.

REGION

100% Waipara, North Canterbury

VINTAGE

The 2019 Vintage was exceptional. Rainfall in the summer/autumn was only half that of the previous season and it fell at the perfect time for vine health. The lower rainfall meant that disease pressure was greatly reduce, allowing all fruit to be picked in pristine condition. The season in Waipara was also the coolest of any of the major regions in NZ. This coolness has had the effect of enhancing fruit flavours and creating wines of great elegance.

WINEMAKING

Weather conditions that allowed the fruit to be hung on the vines ensured maximum flavour levels were reached at good sugar levels. After being gently destemmed, the Pinot Noir fruit was allowed to cold soak for 48 hours to extract the beautiful colour and the essence of the fruit flavours that are the hallmarks of this wine. The juiced was then cold settled and fined to ensure perfect phenolic balance. Fermentation was carried out at low temperatures with yeast strains selected from the south of France for their ability to enhance rosé flavours and mouthfeel. A balanced amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to add to its appeal. Post fermentation, blending was done with a particularly good batch of Pinot Gris which has had a positive influence on fruit characters, palate weight and complexity.

WINEMAKER

Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY

70% Pinot Noir and 30% Pinot Gris

MATURATION

100% stainless steel fermentation.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 13.1 %
Acidity (TA): 6.6 g/l
pH: 3.37 g/l
Residual Sugar 6.0 g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2019/22 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Enjoy with grilled fish and a fresh summer salad

AWARDS

4 1/2 Stars, Wine Orbit, June 2019

Maui Rose WP 19