‘War and Place’ – Mahana’s winemaker Michael Glover shares his unique manifesto with John Saker in the May Edition of Cuisine Magazine.
“I totally believe the wine gods have given sauvignon blanc to New Zealand. No one can doubt the synergy the variety has with this place. But we have this freedom we’re not using. There should be all sorts of different expressions, intriguing wines. I don’t want a Loire Valley producer to come to New Zealand and say, ‘These guys are trying to copy us and doing a bad job of it.’ I want him to come and be excited and jealous of the tastes and textures we’re getting, and to say, ‘I wonder if Mum and Dad will let me do that?”