Millton Crazy by Nature Shotberry Chardonnay 2012

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  • Certified Organic
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation


Winery/Brand: Millton Wines


Aromas of white peach and acacia flowers give a pleasing brightness and energy. A hint of oak adds a wave of texture. The alluvial soils are reflected in the wet-stone minerality of the finish.



The Story

“In 1984 they thought we were crazy to grow our grapes organically. We’ve spent the last twenty-five years proving that they were right! Now, it seems everybody wants to be crazy, and that’s just what this planet needs. Crazy by Nature – makes perfect sense.”

A blend from our biodynamic Estate vineyards in the Gisborne winegrowing district. The original Riverpoint parcel was planted in 1978. Situated alongside the old Waipaoa riverbed the soils here contain high levels of fine silt and silken clays and these minerals assist in producing aromatic, dense wines. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean exposes the site to a cooling sea breeze during summer and this effect plays a pivotal role in capturing a special delicacy of flavour in the grapes grown from this site. Our Opou vineyard gives the wine a soft, warm mouth filling character, which can be enjoyed while still quite young.

NOTES FROM THE WINEMAKER: The 2012 harvest produced ripe grapes and full flavours. We have made this wine in a fruit-forward style with the freshness of an ocean breeze and the texture of fine silt loam.

A versatile food wine, particularly suitable with seafood, cheeses and summer salads. A glass of Gisborne Sunshine! Serve cool. Drink between 2013 – 2017.

Total acidity: 6.8g/l
pH: 3.52
Alcohol: 12.0% Vol
Residual Sugar: 2.4g/l
Harvest dates: 23rd March – 2nd April 2012
Bottled on: 30th August 2013
Released on: 15th August 2013

The Specs

Wine TypeWhite
RegionGisborne, New Zealand
Alcohol %12
Certified OrganicYes
Certified BiodynamicYes
PackagingGlass Bottle