Millton 2007 Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc
Winery/Brand: Millton Wines
Colour: Straw gold hues radiate with rich bright luminosity displaying energy and light.
Aroma: Ripe apple, tracking towards quince, acacia honey and waxy pears, evolving to a myriad of layers as it matures.
Taste: An ethereal balancing act. The finely grained tannin from fruit and large wood bind into the clipped yet refreshing acidity, an alluring rich honeyed character will develop and intensify with time.
The inclusion of selections from the Clos Monique sub-section of Te Arai Vineyard, provide an additional dimension, with little incidence of botrytis yielding a fragrant dry wine. All grapes were hand picked and the crushed fruit was given several hours of skin contact. Fermentation and maturation in demi-muids (large 600 litre oak barrels) allows the wine to mature and harmonise with time, and without the obtrusion of oak tannins, which would otherwise disrespect the subtle fruit aromas.
Gold Medal : 2008 Australia / New Zealand Organic Wine Show
Four Stars "Fresh pineapple and honey aromas and flavours, with a sliver of sweetness and excellent balance, intensity and varietal expression. Luscious Gisborne wine, already enjoyable." Michael Cooper, Winestate Magazine July/August 2008
|Region||Gisborne, New Zealand|