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About The Wine
This is one very elite Gewürztraminer.
It's all about detail with this wine. Winemaker Nick Mills ferments this wild and allows the wine a long time on lees before going to bottle. This approach quietens the boisterous aromatics of the variety and allows for a more precise and poised wine in the bottle.
This will age beautifully. It's up there with the best examples of the variety that you will find anywhere.
A stunning wine from a stunning place.
About Rippon Vineyard
Rippon Vineyard is one of the most breathtaking sites in Central Otago.
For over a century the Mills family has farmed this small patch of earth on the banks of Lake Wanaka. Nick Mills is the fourth generation of his family to walk the rows on Rippon. He now farms the site according to biodynamic principles.
The Mills family and Rippon are intrinsically linked. There's a deep connection to the land which Nick translates into their superlative wines.
Pinot Noir, Gamay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer all excel at Rippon. The wines are made with patience and love.
In the wines of Rippon, you can sense everything that is transcendent about terroir-driven winemaking where the story of a place is told through the wines it produces.