Millton Crazy by Nature Shotberry Chardonnay 2014
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Wild (Natural) Yeast Fermentation
Winery/Brand: Millton Wines
The 2014 harvest produced ripe grapes and full flavours. This wine is made in a fruit-forward style with the freshness of an ocean breeze and the texture of fine silt loam. Stainless steel tank fermented using natural yeasts. Unfined.
Shotberries are the intense little seedless grapes for which the Mendoza selection of Chardonnay is renowned.
“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 2014 harvest produced ripe grapes and full flavours. This wine is made in a fruit-forward style with the freshness of an ocean breeze and the texture of fine silt loam. Stainless steel tank fermented using natural yeasts. Unfined.
A versatile food wine, particularly suitable with seafood, cheeses and summer salads. A glass of Gisborne Sunshine! Serve cool.
Drink between 2014 – 2017.
Total acidity: 5.3g/l
Alcohol: 13.2% Vol
Residual sugar: 4.2g/l
Harvest dates: 13th March 2014
Bottled on: 20th March 2015
Released on: 1st August 2015
|Region||Gisborne, New Zealand|
|Wild Yeast Fermentation||Yes|