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Millton Crazy By Nature Cosmo Red 2013

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Having gained experience in the wine regions of France and Germany, James and Annie Millton returned to New Zealand in the early eighties and set about replanting the family’s grape growing vineyards in Gisborne. Putting their environmental beliefs in to practice, they became the first producer in New Zealand to gain organic status in 1989 and first for Biodynamics in 2009 - one of the 10 original grape growers in the world to do so. Their simple philosophy is to produce the best possible wine in a truly natural state, with a ‘sense of place’. Emphasis is placed on building the biological activity of the soil and cultivating species of flora and fauna to improve vineyard health. The wines have amassed countless awards around the world but the Milltons are adamant that the wines are made to be drunk rather than judged. James Millton has crafted this unique blend of red wine for the enjoyment of many people. A blend of Malbec, Syrah and Viognier, this year joined with the supple embrace of Merlot. Dark and brooding as a late night kiss, with a lifted spice, tingling aromas quite unique to this wine and its own natural surroundings. The taste is dense but still alive, mint, chocolate, Asian spice, and warmth of a feather pillow for a fatigued head. Grown biodynamically using special herbal, mineral and animal preparations and with compassion for the laws of nature. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Drink now to 2019.

Region: New Zealand » Gisborne

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The Millton Vineyard Ltd:
The Milton Vineyard - A Brief History http://www.milton.co.nz In 1984 James and Annie Millton established their winery on the banks of the Te Arai River near Manutuke where the early settlers first planted grapevines in 1871. This region is situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in the winegrowing region known as Gisborne. Originally Annie's father, Mr John Clark, ha... Read more
The Milton Vineyard - A Brief History http://www.milton.co.nz In 1984 James and Annie Millton established their winery on the banks of the Te Arai River near Manutuke where the early settlers first planted grapevines in 1871. This region is situated on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in the winegrowing region known as Gisborne. Originally Annie's father, Mr John Clark, had developed vineyards on his estate at "Opou" in Manutuke during the late 1960's. They 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. In the early part of The Millton Vineyard’s establishment arrays of quality wine were produced, not only winning favour with foundation customers, but pleasing the national judges as well. Recognition was rapidly achieved by winning numerous trophies and gold medals, for the traditionally styled Riesling and Chenin Blanc. Internationally, gold medals were awarded at the International Wine Challenge, held annually in London, for the 1992 Gisborne Chardonnay. This wine went on to win the trophy at the International Organic Wine Challenge Fair while the two other wines entered came second and third. We achieved a similar result at the 2004 San Francisco Wine Fair with Gold medals for the Riesling and the Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc also won the trophy moving this particular wine into the position of its current prestige as being a new-world wine classic and one of “1001 wines to drink before you die” (1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die, Ed. Beckett, 2008. Published by Penguin) Our Vineyards We believe the terroir gives the wine the flavours and characteristic. We do not disguise nor dress up the unique character with outside influences or winemaking manipulations. Therefore, the soil and climate play the major role in our wines. We are merely the caretakers of the fruits of our labours. Our vineyards are situated in four locations in the Manutuke and Matawhero appellations. Traditional viticulture is practised in all vineyards. No insecticide, herbicide, systemic fungicide or soluble fertilisers are used in the vineyard, with The Millton Vineyard being New Zealand's first commercial fully certified organic winegrowers. Following the indications given by Dr. Rudolf Steiner in 1924 biodynamic techniques are used in all areas of the production. In 2009 the vineyards have been certified biodynamic with Demeter New Zealand. Read less

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Having gained experience in the wine regions of France and Germany, James and Annie Millton returned to New Zealand in the early eighties and set about replanting the family’s grape growing vineyards in Gisborne. Putting their environmental beliefs in to practice, they became the first producer in New Zealand to gain organic status in 1989 and first for Biodynamics in 2009 - one of the 10 original grape growers in the world to do so. Their simple philosophy is to produce the best possible wine in a truly natural state, with a ‘sense of place’. Emphasis is placed on building the biological activity of the soil and cultivating species of flora and fauna to improve vineyard health. The wines have amassed countless awards around the world but the Milltons are adamant that the wines are made to be drunk rather than judged. James Millton has crafted this unique blend of red wine for the enjoyment of many people. A blend of Malbec, Syrah and Viognier, this year joined with the supple embrace of Merlot. Dark and brooding as a late night kiss, with a lifted spice, tingling aromas quite unique to this wine and its own natural surroundings. The taste is dense but still alive, mint, chocolate, Asian spice, and warmth of a feather pillow for a fatigued head. Grown biodynamically using special herbal, mineral and animal preparations and with compassion for the laws of nature. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Drink now to 2019.

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