Mandi Wines

Murray Darling.

Available nationwide.

From Australia’s Godfather of Pinot Grigio Kevin McCarthy, comes Mandi, his passion project with a mission to change perceptions about how good wines from Mildura can really be.

As most wine bods know, Kevin McCarthy has a reputation for fine winemaking with a splash of rebellion. He’s constantly pushing boundaries and defying expectations – Mandi is no different. It’s a collaboration with visionary grower Denis Pasut, a native Friulian and salt of the earth farmer who has been growing grapes in the Mildura region for more than two decades.

Kevin, Dennis and their mates and colab crew at Chalmers passionately believe that the region is untapped and brimming with potential—a place to allow your imagination to run wild. It’s a blank canvas of sunshine, cool nights and limestone, the perfect place to challenge the norm and pay homage to their Italian inspirations.

McCarthy’s solid reputation, born from his pioneering work with field blends and skin contact, lends serious weight and kudos to a place not often synonymous with greatness. His enthusiasm for the project and the region is infectious—never one to shy away from a challenge, he is committed to transmitting his Mildura message. The Mandi wines offer great value, experimental and slightly wild wines—the talent with aromatic whites is on full display with special limited-edition releases from varietals we’re pretty sure no-one has heard of.

Watch this space!

Wine

Pinot Grigio

Variety

Pinot Grigio

Terroir

Mineral rich limestone

Vineyard

Mildura

Viticulture

Sustainable

Winemaking

Cool fermentation followed by a short time on lees. It’s a simple winemaking sequence that lays bare the grape quality. The moment of picking was a key quality driver, as were the pressing, clarification and bottling.

Friulano Skin Ed XI

Variety

Friulano

Terroir

Mineral rich limestone

Vineyard

Mildura

Viticulture

Sustainable

Winemaking

Ten per cent Malvasia Istriana added. Cooled grapes are shaken from their stalks then tipped into an open fermenter for a wild ferment. Malolactic fermentation in tank and barrel.

Sangiovese

Variety

Sangiovese

Terroir

Mineral rich limestone

Vineyard

Mildura

Viticulture

Sustainable

Winemaking

Wild ferment. The fermenting Sangiovese is pressed to tank. Air was introduced with regular racking to develop aromatics. 12 months in wood.

Orders

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