93 Points
  • Closure: Cork
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 60% Viognier, 20% Marsanne & 20% Muscat
  • Natural: Biodynamic, Organic

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Regions : Gisborne

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60% Viognier, 20% Marsanne & 20% Muscat

James and Annie Millton are synonymous with Biodynamic farming and have been pushing New Zealand's winemaking boundaries since planting their Te Arai vineyard in 1984. Libiamo represents the next generation of the Millton family, James and Annie's children Sam and Monique, and how we as a generation now look for something that is completely un-manipulated and doesn't leave a debt or burden on the planet.

Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"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 field blend is a classic combination of approx. 60% Viognier, 20% Marsanne and 20% 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.

We closed this wine with natural cork because we prefer it this way. It also adds to the fifth phenolic of taste. Warm the wax in the palm of your hand, insert the corkscrew directly and gently ease the cork out allowing the softened wax cap to remain on the top of the cork and a clear bottle neck. Magic! Your mouth will water…

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 muscat 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!"

True estate/vigneron wine: BioGro Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic fruit that is grown, vinified and bottled on the Millton family's property. 

Dry farmed, without irrigation and cost to the earth.

Bottled without filtration or fining. No animal products used. Vegan.

Total Acidity: 4.7g/L
pH: 4.05 
Alcohol: 13% alc/vol
Residual Sugar: 0g/L
Skin Contact: 200 days
Total added SO2: 20mg/L
Harvest Date: 31 March 2016
Bottled: 19 December 2016

93/100 Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Hazy looking thing. Gets ya excited. Pungent aromas of kombucha and ginger, peppery spice, herbs, passionfruit. Exotic start. Really textural, sort of confusing but in this unreal, mad, fun, awesome way. Slippery then chalky, zingy with acidity, sour tang, herbal, zingy, wild and unreal drinking. Such personality. Thanks heaps."

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that it 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 (03) 3655134.

Note, for orders of 1 - 3 bottles we may charge extra for packaging. To ensure the safety of the bottles we use specially designed posting boxes. You can find posting & gift options here.