2019 Millton 'Libiamo' Field Blend
Region: Gisborne, NZ
Variety: Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat
Inspired by time, our intuition, the influence of younger generations, especially our children Monique and Sam, yet respecting the antiquity of famous operas, joy, happiness, song and most of all the pleasure of drinking. We call this wine Libiamo; "let's drink".
A combination of Gewurztraminer, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in our own vineyards. Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins 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.
This wine is rich and sensual with an adoring complexity of bosc pears and walnuts together with pretty white flowers and juniper berries stimulate the aromas. The taste is dry with a subtle pucker of textured tannins. With food one would suggest Indian dishes or duck breast poached in Moroccan spices. It is cloudy from natural sediments and complex in structure, with a gentle phenolic tension and underlying salinity. This wine will benefit from a short time in a decanter allowing its true nature to show before consumption ensues, so take your time, savour and drink in moderation. With love and gratitude