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2016 Libiamo Field Blend

2016 Libiamo Field Blend

Natural
90 Points Richard Caro
2016 Libiamo Field Blend
90 Points Richard Caro

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A luscious and complex, cloudy natural wine from Millton in Gisborne. A blend of two classic Rhone grapes as well as Muscat, this biodynamic wine feels like a genuinely ancient style. There is definite body and texture in the mouth -- thanks to 200 days on skins -- while offering a really engaging, layered aromatic of juicy fruits and dusty wild flowers. Really interesting and hard to keep in your glass, the Field Blend is a unique aperitif and food white. Minimal sulphites added (20mg/l).

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Viognier, Marsanne and Muscat

Its Origins

Limiamo is the natural wine label released by the Millton Vineyard in Gisborne. The first biodynamic estate in New Zealand (and the first in the Southern Hemisphere to gain Demeter certification), James and Annie Millton have been growing wine in Manutuke on the banks of the Te Arai river since 1984. Farmed from inception in this manner, it was built on the backbone of family winegrowing in the area, with both James and Annie's parents having vines in what is now known as "Opou" and "Riverpoint". The Clos de Ste. Anne is a single vineyard situated on steep north-facing slopes in the foothills of Poverty Bay. The grapes are all hand harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts present in the vineyard. The estate is mostly known for their Chenin Blanc - a benchmark for the country - but they also grow wonderful Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Viognier, Gewurztraminer and Riesling.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on current 2016 vintage

"A field blend is a classic combination of Viognier, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in our own vineyards. Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins for 200 days the wine was then pressed and rested in older demi-muid French oak barrels. This cloudy wine offers another perfect example of a true expression of our work and the fruits of our labours. Very minimal (20mg/l) sulphur dioxide added at bottling. -- This wine is rich and sensual with an adoring complexity. It is cloudy from natural sediments and soft yet drying to the taste. It smells very clearly of its origins in terms of place and fruit. An exciting, lifted nose with cardamom spice, white stonefruit and tropical muskat floral notes. Complex in structure, with a gentle phenolic, tension, and underlying salinity. Once opened, this wine will last, even improve, for a number of days afterwards, so take your time, savour and drink in moderation, with love and gratitude, but always remember to keep another bottle handy!"

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Gisborne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    Natural Wine is not recommended for aging, and the unique styles mean we can't assist with returns or refunds for quality issues

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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