Millton 2007 Riverpoint Vineyard Chardonnay



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Winery/Brand: Millton Wines


Drawn in by the warmth of aromas of white peach, pear and dried figs, a seam of lime zest runs through the vibrant palate, the wine retains a freshness with a hint of oak adding subtle complexity. The alluvial soils are reflected in the wet-stone minerality of the finish.

A versatile food wine, particularly suitable with seafood, cheeses and summer salads. In keeping with the immediate trend, this youthful wine has been sealed with a Stelvin closure. Serve cool. Cellaring potential 3 - 4 years from date of release.

Total acidity: 7.2g/l
pH: 3.51
Alcohol: 13.0 %Vol.
Residual Sugar: 5.3g/l
Harvest dates: 24th April 2007
Bottled on: 14th November 2007



The Story

This chardonnay is the true reflection of the terrior of the Riverpoint Vineyard. Four kilometres from the ocean, on the banks of the original Waipaoa River it has been made in an uncomplicated style with the freshness of an ocean breeze and the texture of fine silt loam.

The 2006 harvest was excellent, producing ripe grapes and full flavours. The young juice was fermented in a mix of stainless steel tanks and special 300 litre French oak hogsheads. A portion has been aged in older small oak to enhance the evolution and harmonise the aromatics while retaining unique fruit vibrancy.

The Specs

RegionGisborne, New Zealand
PackagingGlass Bottle