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Millton Te Arai Chenin Blanc 2020

FROM THE NEW ZEALAND MASTER OF THE VARIETY

 

"Over the years our determination to produce one of the world’s best wines from this variety is a seasonal challenge and a bottled fantasy. In 2020 we did four selections from the vineyard of hand-harvested the grapes. On the crush pad, the stems are discarded as these grapes give up their juice very easily during the long slow press cycle. The juice is collected together and allowed to settle for only a short time as we wish to keep the fine sediments, for it is here that all the nutrients lie which satisfy a well-behaved fermentation. The fermentation and maturation take place in demi-muids (large 600-litre oak barrels) and stainless steel tanks. The wine matures in these vessels over time, and without the obtrusion of oak tannins, which would otherwise disrespect the subtle fruit aromas.

Aromas of fresh lime zest and fragrant gardenias, this wine is taut and vibrant in a way that will show its’ maturity over a very long period of time. Flavours of fine wool and bush honey are enhanced by cumquat and ripe bouche pear aromas with a tingling aftertaste." - Millton

 

Farming   Organic   Biodynamic   Sustainably-made  


Country:
New Zealand
Region:
NZ- Gisborne
Variety:
Wine White - Chenin blanc
Size:
750mL

10% dozen discount Qualifies for 10% discount in a straight dozen

$30.00