|Grape/Varietal :Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne||Color : White|
|Origin : New Zealand||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Gisborne||ABV : 13.5%|
|Vintage : 2014||Natural Factor: Demeter, Biodynamic|
James and Annie Millton established their winery on the banks of the Te Arai River, near Manutuke in 1984. Located on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in the winegrowing region of Gisborne, this was the site where early settlers first planted grapevines in 1871. Annie's father, Mr John Clark, had also developed vineyards on his nearby estate at 'Opou' in Manutuke during the late 1960's
Prior to establishing the winery, James and Annie gained experience in the wine regions of France and Germany including Champagne Bollinger, Maison Sichel in Bordeaux and Weingut Kurstner in Rheinhessen. After returning to New Zealand in the early 1980's they extensively researched and replanted major parts of the family's grape growing business at the nearby Opou and Riverpoint Vineyards. Extensive planting was also undertaken around the new winemaking and barrel aging facility in the present Te Arai Vineyard. Following the birth of children Monique and Sam, further plantings were established on the river plateaus at either end of the Te Arai Vineyard, Clos Monique and Clos Samuel.
Millton was the first producer in New Zealand to attain BioGro certification for organic wine production in 1989. Having practiced traditional methods of cultivation and production centred on biodynamic principles since inception, Millton was the first winegrower in the Southern Hemisphere to gain the biodynamic certification Demeter in 2009.
This blend of three grape varieties showcases a bright straw-yellow with light golden hues. Bold and bright aromas of vibrant ripe, yellow stone fruit with notes of butterscotch and just a touch of oak. The palette is medium-bodied, stonefruits expressed with good richness and hints of butter and nuts emerging.
Pairs Well With:
Summer Salads with Fruits and Cheese
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