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LIBIAMO AMPHORA CHENIN BLANC 17

LIBIAMO AMPHORA CHENIN BLANC 17

From the Millton site, after all, it's usually better to get these things straight from the horse's mouth...

This is the first “on-skins”wine we have grown from Chenin Blanc, our most favourite grape. Grown in our Te Arai Vineyard the grapes were hand harvested and gently de-stemmed before being bucketed into the amphorae. These are a 500 litre clay vessels which were made in Spain, a tinajas in fact. Here the fruit sits and assimilates its origins and the surrounding resonance of the persons who care for it. Nothing is added, nothing is taken away. No temperature control. No yeasts. Fermentation is assisted by careful mixing of the grapes and their juices. When the vigour has settled the amphorae are sealed for the considered 200 days when we open the vessels and press the grapes. This wine is slightly cloudy and the first smell is of olive stone and almost briny, there is light dried straw much like the scarecrow and yet with the pear prettiness of Dorothy. The acidity is round but refreshing and then there’s heaps of palate cleansing long chained tannin giving a very long textured pucker and a drying finish. It is cloudy from natural sediments, and smells very clearly of its origins in terms of place and fruit. The taste is long and intense. Once opened, this wine will last, even improve, for a number of days afterwards, so take your time, savour and drink in moderation. Handmade..

Alc 11.5% 

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

Regular price $0.00 $39.99 Sale

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North Island (non-rural): $5
North Island (rural): $10
South Island(non-rural): $10
South Island(rural): $15

Up to 24 bottles of wine or equivalent mls:
North Island (non-rural): $10
North Island (rural): $20
South Island(non-rural): $20
South Island(rural): $30

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