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16¾/20

Millton Les Trois Enfants 2017

Gisborne - Poverty Bay, North Island, New ZealandFrom NZ's leading biodynamic producer, Les Trois Enfants is a coferment of estate dry-farmed riesling, gewürztraminer, and muscat a petit grains. This was native fermented in stainless and larger oak barrels where it rested before bottling without fining. This pours a rich, shining golden hue, with gew's characteristic honeyed apricot and ripe pear flamboyance at the fore. On the off-dry palate, muscat's plush floral perfumes join in, along with a lightning streak of lemon-lime acidity via the riesling. These three siblings each have their own personalities, though they get along together so well in the glass, riding the waxy, generous palate to a lingering, ginger spiced, humming finish. Quite vibrant for all its lushness, and testament to James Millton's luminous touch.Tasted: 10 February 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: New Zealand 20.00 New Zealand Producer: Milton Vineyards & WineryBlend: Riesling - Gewürztraminer - Muscat a Petit Grains