Millton
‘Crazy By Nature’ Sirius White 2019
Gisborne, New Zealand

$26.00

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Style: White: Stone fruits, textured, full.

Producer: Millton

Region: Gisborne, New Zealand

Grape: Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steal

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: A blend of Chardonnay (shar-don-nay), the world’s most famous white-wine grape and Viognier a white-wine grape variety known for producing textural, aromatic wines with pronounced stone fruit flavours, Although Chardonnay may be the most highly regarded expressions of the variety from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Whilst Viognier (vee-on-yey) is a variety with classic flavor associations. In the late 1960s, just 14 hectares of Viognier vines were all that remained in the world, located exclusively in the vineyards of Northern Rhône. Happily, the 1970s saw new life breathed into the near-extinct variety, by the Yalumba winery in Australia’s Eden Valley and a handful of Californian wine growers. During the 21st Century, Viognier has had a remarkable renaissance, is now found more widely in France, and is grown in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the US, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Japan.

The Crazy by Nature wines are blended by varietal and vineyard. Still adhering to the practice of organics, biodynamics hand harvesting and natural fermentation.. The Sirius White, a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier is a fruit forward expressive un-oaked style that is as thought provoking as it is thirst quenching.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

Gisborne is a wine-producing region on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It is New Zealand's third most prolific wine region, after Marlborough and Hawkes Bay. Vineyards stretch inland from Poverty Bay on the east coast, with most viticulture taking place in the Ormond Valley and around the small town of Patutahi. The Waipaoa River snakes its way through the valley on its way to the ocean.
The vineyards are heavily influenced by their coastal location, a sheltered macroclimate and plentiful sunshine during the growing season. Sea breezes during the summer help to moderate the intensity of the region's sunlight and extend the growing season, adding complexity and acidity to the berries.

In 1984 James and Annie Millton established The Millton Vineyard. Originally Annie’s father, Mr John Clark, had developed vineyards on his estate at ‘Opou’ in Manutuke during the late 1960's. James and Annie returned to Gisborne after experience gained in the famous wine regions of France and Germany including Champagne Bollinger, Maison Sichel in Bordeaux and Weingut Kurstner in Rheinhessen. By 1983 they had extensively researched and replanted major parts of the families’ grape growing business, before establishing The Millton Vineyard in 1984.

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Style: White: Stone fruits, textured, full.

Producer: Millton

Region: Gisborne, New Zealand

Grape: Chardonnay, Viognier, Marsanne

Vintage: 2019

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Biodynamic

Oak: Stainless Steal

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: A blend of Chardonnay (shar-don-nay), the world’s most famous white-wine grape and Viognier a white-wine grape variety known for producing textural, aromatic wines with pronounced stone fruit flavours, Although Chardonnay may be the most highly regarded expressions of the variety from Burgundy and California, many high-quality examples are made in Italy, Australia, New Zealand and parts of South America.

Whilst Viognier (vee-on-yey) is a variety with classic flavor associations. In the late 1960s, just 14 hectares of Viognier vines were all that remained in the world, located exclusively in the vineyards of Northern Rhône. Happily, the 1970s saw new life breathed into the near-extinct variety, by the Yalumba winery in Australia’s Eden Valley and a handful of Californian wine growers. During the 21st Century, Viognier has had a remarkable renaissance, is now found more widely in France, and is grown in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the US, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Japan.

The Crazy by Nature wines are blended by varietal and vineyard. Still adhering to the practice of organics, biodynamics hand harvesting and natural fermentation.. The Sirius White, a blend of Chardonnay and Viognier is a fruit forward expressive un-oaked style that is as thought provoking as it is thirst quenching.

Sebastian Crowther MS