The development of this extremely popular wine was one of continual transformation. Over the years, Splash has changed not only in its style but also in its use and application. Originally developed as a bar mixer for Makena Resort, it was a very sweet wine. In time, it was introduced into the tasting room as a type of cooler or spritzer and was actually poured along with lemon-lime soft drinks. Eventually, the desire to have the wine stand on its own created what we now have today – a sweet, but not overly sweet, pineapple wine with a touch of the fragrant passion fruit. An easy-to-drink wine to say the least.
Grown on the slopes of Upcountry Maui, the 100% Maui Gold Pineapples used in this wine are handpicked, crushed, and pressed at MauiWine. Each harvest yields between 60,000 and 84,000 pounds of pineapple specifically selected from only fields that are best suited for the rich and fruity Maui Splash style. The fresh pineapple juice is pumped into 4,000-gallon stainless steel tanks for a cool and steady fermentation over 14 days. Racking, filtration, aging, and finishing take place over the next 12-16 weeks. At finishing, a little bit of passion fruit essence is added to create a fruity eruption.
Fermented in stainless steel. 11.5% abv.
Should be enjoyed young and fresh.