Millton Clos de Ste Anne 'The Crucible' Syrah-Wineseeker
$68.00

Millton Clos de Ste Anne 'The Crucible' Syrah

A New Zealand "Grand Cru" Syrah from Gisborne

Founder James Millton says that the Clos de Ste Anne range are their "grand cru wines". Planted at Manutuke, on a steep, northeast-facing hill which is called Naboth's Vineyard.  There are different soil types in different parts of the vineyard which suit different grape varieties better.   The Syrah for the Crucible is planted on the higher plateaux, in a place that is protected from the cooling sea breezes and gets surprisingly hot there in the middle of summer. Hence the sites name "The Crucible".  The soils are volcanic loess over pumice underlay over calcareous base rock.

Region
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Gisborne
Style
  • Organic
  • Red Wine
  • Vegan Friendly
Varietal
  • Syrah / Shiraz

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*) Up to 12 bottles $2.50
Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 

Purple-hued and a complex luminosity, the white pepper enhances the beautiful ripeness with violets, writer’s ink and dark chocolate adding to the feral compounds of the aroma. Black as thunder and sweet as a teenage kiss.

Hand harvested grapes were chilled prior to destemming and then gently placed in small 1000 litre wooden “cuves” for the fermentation. Allowed to warm the natural fermentation then started on its’ own accord and each 8 hours the red grape skins were pushed into the seething mass of fermenting juices. Purple-hued and a complex luminosity, the white pepper enhances the beautiful ripeness with violets, writers ink and dark chocolate adding to the feral compounds of the aroma. The hint of yellow flower aromas is contributed from the co-fermentation of 5% whole cluster of Viognier grapes.

The aromas include rosehip and white pepper. The palate is forward, yet sweet, with rich full flavours followed by a silken acidity; with elegant rather than aggressive tannin. The texture is sensual without being overpowering. As black as thunder and sweet as a teenage kiss. The savoury acidity is Pinot silk-like, that flows leaving a current of tantalising dark fruit on a warm landing.
Bottled on the property, using the finest natural cork. Store lying down. This wine also enjoys a time to rest in a decanter before serving. Unfined.
Drink between 2016 – 2020.

Wine from BioGro Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic Grapes.

Total Acidity: 6.2g/l pH: 3.62
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol. Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/l
Harvested: 3rd April 2014
Bottled: 18th September 2015
Released: 1st March 2016

Winemaker Notes

Purple-hued and a complex luminosity, the white pepper enhances the beautiful ripeness with violets, writer’s ink and dark chocolate adding to the feral compounds of the aroma. Black as thunder and sweet as a teenage kiss.

Hand harvested grapes were chilled prior to destemming and then gently placed in small 1000 litre wooden “cuves” for the fermentation. Allowed to warm the natural fermentation then started on its’ own accord and each 8 hours the red grape skins were pushed into the seething mass of fermenting juices. Purple-hued and a complex luminosity, the white pepper enhances the beautiful ripeness with violets, writers ink and dark chocolate adding to the feral compounds of the aroma. The hint of yellow flower aromas is contributed from the co-fermentation of 5% whole cluster of Viognier grapes.

The aromas include rosehip and white pepper. The palate is forward, yet sweet, with rich full flavours followed by a silken acidity; with elegant rather than aggressive tannin. The texture is sensual without being overpowering. As black as thunder and sweet as a teenage kiss. The savoury acidity is Pinot silk-like, that flows leaving a current of tantalising dark fruit on a warm landing.
Bottled on the property, using the finest natural cork. Store lying down. This wine also enjoys a time to rest in a decanter before serving. Unfined.
Drink between 2016 – 2020.

Wine from BioGro Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic Grapes.

Total Acidity: 6.2g/l pH: 3.62
Alcohol: 13.5% Vol. Residual Sugar: 1.0 g/l
Harvested: 3rd April 2014
Bottled: 18th September 2015
Released: 1st March 2016