2015 Millton Chenin Blanc ‘Te Arai Vineyard’
Gisborne, New Zealand
Grown, not made. The Millton Vineyard specialises in growing fine wine from estate grown grapes sourced from their own single vineyards. In 1986 they were the first New Zealand winegrowers to attain the Bio-Gro organic certification and after 28 years of biodynamic practice they were again one of the first to qualify for the Demeter certification NZ, in 2009. The Millton Vineyard has gained a world-renowned reputation for Chenin Blanc, consistently recognised by international writers as one the best examples in the world, outside of the Loire.
With aromas of fresh lime zest and fragrant gardenias, this wine is softened by a natural malo-lactic fermentation which gives warmth and deliciousness to the taste. The wine will mature over a long time, yet now has flavours of fine wool and bush honey including quince and ripe bouche pear with a long tingling aftertaste.