Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016

26,90 CHF -18% RRP 32,90 CHF

35,87 CHF pro Liter

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delivery time 1-2 Werktage



Product.Nr. 1801ch


This barrel aged wine shows off a complexity and charm unique to the fruit from a small parcel in the Byrne vineyard, located in the Conder's Bend area of Marlborough and Mahi winemaking skill. Made to age beautifully.

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Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Reviews and accolades

NZ Wine Rater about Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016

NZ Wine Rater (Steve Bennett MW, Lynette Hudson): 95/100 (excellent).A really unique, distinctive style with complex, funky, barrel-ferment sulphides reminiscent of top white Burgundy - smoky popcorn, vanilla pod, butter on toast with a blast of ripe lemon and hints of salt and mint. Superb richness, concentration and power and oodles of character. Not for all, but aficionados of the style will love it.

 

Review for Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2015:

Joe CzerwinskiJoe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94/100. One of the best New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs I've ever tasted.

 

Tasting Note

Big and ripe, the wine is full-bodied, round and delivers plenty of flavor and texture. Hints of smoke, spice and struck flint accent melon and fig notes, with a creamy mouthfeel and a long, pink-grapefruit finish.

Aromas and flavours:

Aromen Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016: GrapefruitAromen Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016: MeloneAromen Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016: FeigenAromen Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016: FeuersteinAromen Mahi The Alias Sauvignon Blanc 2016: Gewürze

 

Additional information

Type: White wine

Grape varial: Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 14.5% vol

Food match: seafood.

Vineyard: Byrne vineyard, at the western end of the Wairau Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. The fruit for this wine comes from a small parcel in the Byrne vineyard, located in the Conder's Bend area of Marlborough. The vines are planted on the gravels that would have once been a riverbed. The stony soils provide both drainage and heat retention which are essential for this cooler site.

Winemaking: The grapes were hand-picked, whole-cluster pressed and taken straight to French barriques without any chemical additions. It was fermented with indigenous yeast in the barrels, helping to add complexity and texture, without dominating the nose. The wine was left on yeast lees for fifteen months, which were stirred regularly. This meant that the yeast added both savoury notes and also served to work as a natural fining agent. After time in barrique it was gently racked then bottled.

Residual sugar: 3.1 g/l

Bottle size: 0.75l

Notice: contains sulfites

Cellaring potential: until 2024+

Closure: Screwcap

Produced and bottled by: Mahi Wines Ltd., 9 Terrace Rd, PO Box 33, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand

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