Millton Estate, Chenin Blanc 2017, Te Arai Vineyard, Gisborne, New Zealand
Tasting Note: A chenin blanc done in an indigenous-yeast-ferment style that yields depth of flavor.
Medium-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, pronounced-intensity nose overripe honeysuckle, quince, ripe-green-apple blossom and white nectarine.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied chenin blanc has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity.
There is subtle midpalate complexity, balance and a limestone character in the midpalate reminiscent an apple slice dusted in chalk.
Bottle Note: James Millton, Artisan Winegrower.
Importer: Wine Dogs LLC, Brooklyn, New York
Tasted: New Zealand Winegrowers Tasting, Brooklyn Grange, Brooklyn, New York
Tasting Date: September 26, 2019