Wines

We sell our wine by the case (12 bottles per case).  Our varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rosé, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.

Our freight is charged per case including GST at the following rates:

  • North Island - $15 per case
  • South Island - $25 per case

Maimai Cabernet Sauvignon

Maimai Cabernet SauvignonVariety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Havelock
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2010

Vineyard
Grown on a small, meticulously managed block in the hills of Havelock North the old
vines were left to crop at a naturally low level thus ensuring perfect balance between
flavour, ripeness and phenolic components in the wine.
The warm 2010 summer aided in the fruit composition and gave us the opportunity to
make a single varietal wine, something that we can not always achieve.

Appearance
Intense and vibrant red with garnet hues.

Aroma
The wine has lifted aromas of black cherries and plums.

Palate
Silky smooth texture with vibrant flavours of red currants and plums. Secondary notes
of cedar, chocolate and cigar box give the complexity and a full mouth feel.

Vinification
The 2010 vintage allowed for full and even ripening of the fruit giving us the opportunity
to make the wine in a natural and hands off manner. This retain the naturalness of the
characters and lets the wine express the terrior of the site.
Harvested in late April and pressed off after a period of extraction the wine was aged
and matured in French oak for 20 months before bottling in early 2012.

Enjoy with . . . .
Red meats and strong cheeses.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: April 2010
Bottled Date: March 2012
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.4 g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$300.00
Quantity:

Maimai Pinot Gris

Maimai Pinot GrisVariety: Pinot Gris
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Red Metal Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2012

Vineyard
Grown at our Vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle west of Hastings where we can manage
the crop levels to ensure optimal ripening and excellent fruit flavours.

Appearance
Light straw colour.

Aroma
It’s gently fruity and aromatic showing citrus and pear.

Palate
The palate is generously flavoured with subtle sweetness and balanced acidity leading
to an appealing juicy finish.

Vinification
The grapes were harvested and remained in contact with skins for a short period to
allow for some textural complexity.

Enjoy with . . . .
White meats.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: March 2012
Bottled Date: February 2013
Alcohol: 13.4%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 6.1g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$216.00
Quantity:

Maimai Chardonnay

Maimai ChardonnayVariety: Chardonnay
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2013

Vineyard
Grown on our block in the Bridge Pa Triangle west of Hastings on free draining soils ideal
for producing full bodied chardonnay with distinctive characters. The crop was managed
to a level that allowed the fruit to ripen evenly and retain ideal flavours for a wine
of this style.

Appearance
Light golden straw colour with yellow hues.

Aroma
A nose of citrus notes and ripe peach is the first impression and then some softer vanilla
and oaky characters linger.

Palate
Ripe stonefruit early on the palate and the weight continues through and broadens into
a well balanced and complex wine. The light spice from the toasty oak intergrates well
with the full fruity flavour and the feel of this wine fills the mouth.

Vinification
Harvested in mid April the juice was pressed after a short time on skins and a portion was
fermented in new French oak to improve the palate structure and complexity. The
finished wine is a lovely balance of stone fruit and a slight toasty oak finish make this a
pleasant and appealing style.

Enjoy with . . . .
Chicken, pasta, curry and fish.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: April 2013
Bottled Date: March 2014
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.1g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$240.00
Quantity:

Maimai Rosé

Maimai RoséVariety: Merlot
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2014

Vineyard
The fruit for this Rose comes off our Merlot block in the Bridge Pa triangle. Early in the
Merlot fermentation when the colour was just right we bled off this juice and managed
it separately to ensure the freshness and fruit flavours were retained.

Appearance
Beautiful Bright Pink with even colour through the bowl. Very pretty and inviting peach
blossom appearance.

Aroma
Lifted and lively the nose of strawberries and roses is very pleasant. Very appealing and
inviting.

Palate
Fresh and clean the palate displays lovely lightness that lingers and fills the mouth with
summer fruits and flowers.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: Mid April 2014
Bottled Date: December 2014
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Packaging: Screwcap

$216.00
Quantity:

Maimai Gewurztraminer

Maimai GewurztraminerVariety: Gewurztraminer
Region: Gisborne
Style: Off Dry
Vintage: 2013

Vineyard
Grown on a site in Gisborne The grapes are all managed sustainably.

Appearance
Light straw colour.

Aroma
The nose has lifted floral candy and litchi notes with a hint of white plums and spice.

Palate
The palate is developed and complex with primary flavours of white stonefruit and
roses, then a hint of cinnamon.

Vinification
Chilled prior to pressing and a prolonged period on skins to impart a textural component
in the wine the juice was fermented and matured in stainless steel tanks.

Enjoy with . . . .
Pork dishes and spicy foods.

Recipe Suggestion
Sliced eggplant brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with salt. In a saucepan combine
bacon slices, vinegar, basil, apple and cloves with the eggplant. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Enjoy.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: March 2013
Bottled Date: December 2014
Alcohol: 13%
Titratable Acidity: 5.45g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$216.00
Quantity:

Maimai Sauvignon Blanc

Maimai Sauvignon BlancVariety: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Meeanee, Napier
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2014

Vineyard
Grown on our site on Brookfields Road and cropped at low levels we manage these
vines to ensure slow and complete ripening that maximizes the flavour profile. Only 2 km
from the Pacific Ocean this vineyard retains mild but constant heat during the ripening
period allowing the flavour and acid balance to develop naturally. The grapes are all
managed under a sustainable program.

Appearance
Colour of light straw.

Aroma
The wine has lifted aromas of green capsicum and dried herbs.

Palate
Vibrant and juicy showing bright acidity and a lingering crisp dry finish.

Vinification
Our Sauvignon Blanc was harvested in March. The fruit was crushed and lightly pressed
into stainless steel tanks where it was fermented at low temperatures. Clean ripe and
vibrant flavours is our aim with Sauvignon Blanc and we handle it from the vineyard
through to the winery to ensure this is achieved.

Enjoy with . . . .
Pasta, vegetarian dishes, white meats, fish and salads.

Recipe Suggestion
Snapper fillet, marinated in egg and garlic then crumbed with Panco breadcrumbs.
Panfried in virgin olive oil. Accompany with rocketsalad, feta and toasted wallnuts.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: March 2014
Bottled Date: December 2014
Alcohol: 12%
Residual Sugar: <1 g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$180.00
Quantity:

Maimai Merlot

Maimai MerlotVariety: Merlot
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2012

Vineyard
Grown on our vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle on free draining soils and cropped at
low levels to ensure optimal ripeness is achieved. Managed to maintain balance and
maximum exposure to sunlight the bunches are left to hang and ripen through autumn
until the flavours have developed.

Appearance
Deep red bowl with youthful purple tinges.

Aroma
The aromas are red/dark plum, spice and a hint of dried herb characters.

Palate
The palate is juicy and refreshing showing well balanced acidity and firm drying tannins.

Enjoy with . . . .
All red meats, game, pasta and cheese dishes.

Technical Information
Harvest Date: March 2012
Bottled Date: September 2013
Alcohol: 12.8%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.8g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$300.00
Quantity:

Maimai Syrah

Maimai SyrahVariety: Syrah
Region: Hawke’s Bay
Sub Region: Bridge Pa Triangle, Hastings
Style: Dry
Vintage: 2013

Vineyard
Fruit for this Syrah comes from our vineyard in the Bridge Pa Triangle west of Hastings where the free draining stony soils provide a micro climate ideal for growing Syrah fruit. Cropped at low levels this is a blend of three Syrah clones each managed to maximise the individual traits they provide. All blocks are manage to a sustainable program.

Appearance
Dark broody and intense in colour this wine is deep garnet red.

Aroma
Fruity at first then some lovely peppery notes and later it opens up some savoury and barnyard traits.

Palate
Ripe black fruits and cherries in the early part then it builds into an intense and spicy flavours with a full broad mouth feel. White pepper lingers on the palate and nose to identify this wine with Hawkes Bay.

Vinification
Machine harvested the grapes were destemmed to open fermenters. The grapes were pumped over and plunged 4 times a day during fermentation and then extended to once a day post ferment to ensure soft tannins. 24 days on skins prior to pressing to tank. The wine was barrel aged in seasoned French barrels before filtering and bottling.

Enjoy with . . . .
All red meats

Technical Information
Harvest Date: April 2013
Bottled Date: March 2014
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: <1g/L
Titratable Acidity: 5.1g/L
Packaging: Screwcap (12x750ml)

$300.00
Quantity:
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