2019 Libiamo Field Blend, Gisborne19-LIB-FIE
This wine is rich and sensual with an adoring complexity of bosc pears and walnuts together with pretty white flowers and juniper berries stimulate the aromas. The taste is dry with a subtle pucker of textured tannins. With food one would suggest Indian dishes or duck breast poached in Moroccan spices. It is cloudy from natural sediments and complex in structure, with a gentle phenolic tension and underlying salinity. This wine will benefit from a short time in a decanter allowing its true nature to show before consumption ensues, so take your time, savour and drink in moderation.
Varieties: Gewürztraminer, Muscat, Marsanne
Country: New Zealand
Libiamo represents the next generation for the Millton family, in particular their children, this generation now look for something that is completely un-manipulated and doesn’t leave a debt or burden on the planet. The Libiamo wines are unfiltered, unfined and uncompromised. Extended time on skins and fermentation in open top barrel and clay amphora create a luminosity and a texture once lost as a result of modern vinification methods.