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2017 Millton Opou Vineyard Chardonnay

2017 Millton Opou Vineyard Chardonnay

Biodynamic
93 Points Sam Kim
2017 Millton Opou Vineyard Chardonnay
93 Points Sam Kim

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A harmonious and satisfying organic Chardonnay from Gisborne. This is an icon wine from the world-leading biodynamic winemaker, James Millton. The slightly sappy, creamy richness of the Gisborne Chardie is here but with a gentleness and slightly lighter body, brining a nice sense of flow and delicate layering. It "has a good heart", as Raymond Chan once put it, and should satisfy any Chardie or organic wine lover.

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$32.99 in mixed 6+ or $36.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chardonnay

Its Origins

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 in Gisborne 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

93/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

"Beautifully composed and wonderfully expressed, the gorgeous bouquet shows golden peach, rockmelon, vanilla and roasted hazelnut characters, leading to a succulent palate that is generous and flavoursome, while remaining elegant and balanced. The wine offers plenty of delectable flavours together with seductive complexity, finishing persistent and silky. $32.00. Certified organic & biodynamic. www.millton.co.nz. Sept 2018." Drink 2019 - 2022

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 vintage)

"The impressive 2015 vintage (4.5*) was fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak barrels (15 per cent new), and oak-aged for 15 months. Pale straw, it has a fragrant, complex bouquet. Mouthfilling, it is rich, sweet-fruited, peachy and biscuity, with a slightly oily texture and excellent depth and harmony."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Gisborne

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.00%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with SHELLFISH

Taste

3

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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