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 (2020 Vintage)
"This amazing wine is an aromatic union of Viognier, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in our own vineyards. Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins for 215 days the wine was then pressed and rested in older demi muid oak barrels. Bottled in the following summer without filtration this uncompromised wine offers a perfect journey from our place to your glass. With love and gratitude."
Reviews for previous vintages below…
94/100 Jamie Goode, June 2019 (2017 Vintage)
"200 days on skins. 60% Viognier with Muscat and Marsanne the balance. Slightly cloudy, this has lovely aromatics of peach, pear and citrus peel. The palate is powerful, tangy, concentrated and bright with lovely structure and some herbal hints. A really distinctive, characterful wine."
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."