2014 James Millton ‘Libiamo’ Gewutztraminer
This is wine. James Millton has been a pioneer of biodynamics in New Zealand since literally before I was born. (And that's using ‘literally’ in the literal sense). He has made some stunning wines and among other things has almost single-handedly made Chenin Blanc relevant again. Libiamo is the next step. These wines push the boundaries but they are, without a doubt in my mind, the finest orange wines made in NZ. Rich Gewurztraminer notes give these wines lightness and subtlety while the intense, grippy texture wrangle them back to earth.