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Millton Chenin Blanc Single Vineyard Te Arai Vineyard 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
New Zealand
region
Gisborne
WE
97
JS
94
WA
88
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WE
97
Rated 97 by Wine Enthusiast
Gorgeously textured, swinging between unctuousness and freshness, this is a soulful wine from New Zealand's godfather of biodynamics, James Millton. Millton's reputation for Chenin Blanc is equally mighty, and this honey-hued beauty lives up to it in every way. Highly aromatic, like a flower garden, with heady scents of jasmine, hyacinth and lavender combining with raw honeycomb, guava and pineapple rind. Editors' Choice. ... More details
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Millton Chenin Blanc Single Vineyard Te Arai Vineyard 2017 750ml

SKU 818815
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Varietal: Chenin Blanc

One of the most versatile white wine grape varietals in the world is the Chenin Blanc, a green skinned grape most closely associated with the still and sparkling wines of the Loire Valley, but which are cultivated in many countries across the globe and revered for their fine character and unique attributes. One of the key features of the Chenin Blanc grape is the fact that it is able to express the characteristics of the terroir it is grown on, making for highly interesting and complex white wines prized by those looking for something a little different. Their high acidity means they are perfect for producing a wide range of different wine styles, from flavorful still white wines to elegant crémants and sweet, viscous and unusual dessert wines.
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Region: Gisborne

New Zealand is a beautiful country with a fascinating wine culture, being one of the youngest New World countries on earth, and with a fervor for quality and unique wine making practices which have allowed it to carve a place in the world of wines. In the very east of New Zealand, we find the stunning region of Gisborne, which is widely regarded as being one of the country's finest regions for the production of high quality, Old World style white wines. The region was originally settled in the late 19th century, and by the early 20th century, vineyards were being planted, and characterful, flavorful grapes were being grown for the country's young but burgeoning wine industry. In Gisborne, the mild climate is ideal for the cultivation of Riesling and Chardonnay grapes, which make up most of the wines which leave the region.
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Country: New Zealand

New Zealand has consistently impressed over the past few decades, with many proclaiming this southern country as being the 'pearl' of the New World wine locations. One of the key attributes of New Zealand wines is their wonderful fruit-forward flavors, which make them a favorite with newcomers to wine, as they manage to be deliciously drinkable without posing many challenges. That isn't to say there is little complexity or interesting features to their wines, as one can easily discover through the fantastic range of wines available – from smoky and mineral rich Sauvignon Blancs, to juicy and plummy Pinot Noirs and the beautiful Bordeaux style wines sourced from the excellent Auckland region. New Zealand wineries clearly have a dedication to quality alongside quantity, and such zeal and expertise is quickly helping them become established as world leaders in regards to both domestic sales and exported wines.