Mahi and Greenhough are producing some of the best personality-filled wines.
Issue 3936 15th October 2015
If about half this country’s 4000 wines vanished overnight, it wouldn’t really matter, because they taste the same as their competitors. The good news is that many wineries do make wines that are full of personality, such as Mahi in Marlborough and Nelson-based Greenhough. Brian Bicknell, Mahi’s driving force, was Seresin Estate’s chief winemaker from 1996 to 2006, and has also made wine in Bordeaux, Hungary and Chile. At Mahi, he is not interested in producing “fruit-bomb” styles. “The primary emphasis for all the wines is texture; [we are] aiming for wines that give …