Pinot Gris Mahana
Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
From: New Zealand, Nelson
By: Mr/s Woollaston @ Wingspan Mahana
From an organic vineyard and winery run by Michael Glover, considered to be one of the top twelve winemakers in Oceania. Michael considers his Pinot Gris to be an ‘absolute food servant. Designed to enhance cuisine’. This is dry, textural wine, aged for twelve months in oak barriques.
The Mahana vineyard was founded in 2000 on the site of a former apple orchard. Michael Glover, a local man who grew up on a vineyard a few miles away, joined as winemaker two years ago, after years of learning and working vineyards across Europe. Michael believes that great wine simply comes from great grapes, so great care is taken to maintain the vineyard organically, and to intervene as little as possible in the winemaking process. Mahana Pinot Gris is unfiltered and unfined.