Mahi moves UK distribution to MMD UK

Mahi moves UK distribution to MMD UK

We are looking forward to working with the great team at MMD, some of whom we have worked with previously. They are a serious wine company with a quality portfolio that embraces wine-loving people and their wines, many of which we already know and admire. – says Brian Bicknell, owner and winemaker of Mahi.

Joining the portfolio of Maisons Marques et Domaines – established in 1986 as the UK subsidiary of Champagne Louis Roederer and now managing the UK distribution for a portfolio of more than 30 premium, family-owned wineries from around the world – Mahi will be distributed alongside the Champagne Louis Roederer collection of estates and domaines, which include Domaines Ott*, Chȃteau Pichon Comtesse, Ramos Pinto, Diamond Creek, Delas Frères and MMD’s renowned Italian producers Ornellaia, Marchesi Mazzei, Pio Cesare, Tommasi Family Estates and Castiglion del Bosco.

“We are delighted to be entering into partnership with Brian Bicknell and Mahi, a great exponent of the depth, diversity and complexity that the Marlborough region has to offer.” says Richard Billett, Managing Director at MMD. “We look forward to presenting the wines at our Annual Portfolio Tasting in London on March 5, to working closely together to build on the existing distribution and to realise its potential in the UK market.”

Mahi is situated in Marlborough on the north-eastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand.  It was established by Brian and Nicola Bicknell in 2001, and in 2006 they purchased the historic winery giving Mahi a home and a sense of place. The main aim of Mahi is to highlight the quality and diversity of individual vineyard sites in Marlborough.  The name Mahi means “our work, our craft” and it was chosen to show that wine is their work, passion and craft while also paying respect to the history of the land and tea o Maori. Mahi produces multiple single vineyard wines as well as a regional Marlborough range .They source grapes from over eight different vineyard sites across the region having sought out the right sites, planted with the right varieties, a number of which are farmed biodynamically and are certified organic.   The primary emphasis for all Mahi wines is texture, that offer true palate satisfaction and compliment food. All the wines are made in a ‘hands off’ style to allow the true expression of the vineyard site to shine through. For the single vineyard wines the fruit is hand-picked, whole cluster pressed, fermented using wild indigenous yeast and aged in older French oak.

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