Clays & Gravels
The Mahana Clays & Gravels Single Vineyard wines are made using traditional, as well as very alternative winemaking techniques. The winemaking style will vary dramatically from year to year in order to best express the soul of the season.
“When I first arrived at Mahana, I decided to ignore what had been thought and done before me, so that my initial impressions concerning the potential of the various blocks and vineyards could be as objective and honest as possible,” says Michael.
“When I gathered my opinions together, I researched my predecessors’ winemaking records to see how my thoughts matched with theirs. In the short time that Mahana has been established, it is clear that there are a few blocks of pinot noir and sauvignon blanc that have been consistently superior to the other blocks. These vineyards have displayed power, structure and a strong vineyard expression, which I find truly exciting.”