2018 Millton Riverpoint Gisborne Viognier

94 Points Cameron Douglas MS
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Millton are so good they can master grapes that struggle in warm Gisborne -- like Riesling -- so how much better for a Gisborne classic like Viognier? Beautifully ripe fruit gives generous pear and sappy stonefruit, broad and soft with delicately honeyed and herbal harmonies. From fully biodynamic viticulture, a small portion of the ferment is held on skins for 77 days (yes, 2.5 months) to add texture and depth. Wonderfully varietal yet with unique X factor, a Millton classic for a reason.
$28.99 in mixed 6+ or $32.99 per bottle



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

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"Classic aromas of Viognier with wild flowers steeped in apricot flesh, peach and apple tea, fragrant spices and mild crumbly white soil minerality. There’s energy and spice with a noticeable heartbeat and personality. On the palate - dry, classic, floral and spicy, a core of apricot, apple and peach fruit flavours, flowers and mineral. Mild acid line with a pulsating energy, lengthy, balanced, well made and ready. Drink now and through 2022." Drink 2020 - 2022

94/100 Wine Orbit, Sam Kim (2016 vintage)
Variety Viognier
Region Gisborne
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2020 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME



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