“A complete, layered and smoothly rendered palate. Lots of glycerol and lots of flavor. A great wine.”
– James Suckling on the 2015 Rare White, rated 95 points
Michael Glover began his wine journey in Upper Moutere, Nelson, and over the last few decades it has taken him far and wide – to Puglia, Campania, Sardinia and Tuscany in Italy, to the Mosel in Germany, to Provence and Burgundy in France, throughout Australia, and now back to Upper Moutere at last, where Mammoth is his signature wine and an expression of his thoughts, his hard work and his unique place on the globe.
The Mammoth wines are sourced from two of the very best single-vineyard Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc sites in Upper Moutere, but the winemaking is what really sets these two tiny-production wines apart. Michael is an experimentalist, unafraid of rattling cages and challenging traditional ideas about wine and how it should be produced – from using acacia rather than oak to the bespoke cigar-shaped puncheons in which these wines are matured to use of carbonic maceration to concentrate the fruit, there is nothing staid or dull about these wines, and they can’t be mistaken for anybody else’s handiwork. Annual production is strictly limited to ensure quality.