Maui

Our Maui Range of wines take it’s name from Maui, the Maori demigod. Maui is known for being a great adventurer with an inquisitive nature and a fearless spirit, legend is he captured the sun and pulled New Zealand out of the sea. We believe these attributes are at the very heart of New Zealander’s and the Maui range of wines.

Maui Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough16

Marlborough
Sauvignon Blanc 2016

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Maui Pinot Gris Marlborough16

Marlborough
Pinot Gris 2016

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Maui Sauvignon Blanc 2016 - 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

Pale straw green

NOSE

Aromas of citrus and peach complexed with a background of herbal notes merge together to create a welcoming bouquet. Underlying aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry add zingy notes that combine with hints of capsicum to enhance the nose.

PALATE

The full flavours and tight structure of the palate reflect the intrinsic attributes of the Estate’s Wairau Valley vineyards. Blending of selected fruit from our vineyards has created a spectrum of classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc flavours that are supported by a refreshing acidity and perfectly balanced residual sugar.

REGION

100% of the fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards in the Upper Wairau Valley in Marlborough.

VINTAGE

During most of the 2015/16 season in Marlborough, the weather conditions were ideal for optimising the attributes of our vineyards. The large diurnal fluctuation in temperatures experienced by the Tiki Vineyards provided the ideal conditions for creating intense flavours while retaining fine acidity and elegance in the wines. Late-season rainfall was followed by a lengthy dry period that allowed the fruit to dry out prior to harvest and thus retain its quality.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was harvested at maximum flavour as assessed through frequent tasting in the vineyard by our winemaker. Harvested in the cool of the evening, the fruit 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 Sauvignon Blanc aromas through the release of aromatic thiols. A small amount of residual sugar was left in the wine to complement the palate weight and structure. Early bottling was carried out to ensure the capture of the intense varietal aromas and flavours.

WINEMAKER

Evan Ward

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Maturation

100% stainless steel fermentation/maturation.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc Vol: 13.2%,
Acidity (TA): 6.9 g/l
pH: 3.17
Residual Sugar: 4.3g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2016/18 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

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

Maui Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough16

Maui Pinot Gris 2016 - 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 2016 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: 14.0%
Acidity (TA): 5.4 g/l
pH: 3.60
Residual Sugar: 7.8 g/l

PEAK DRINKING

2016/18 – will continue to develop for a further 5 years

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCH

Lightly spiced Asian food.

Maui Pinot Gris Marlborough16