Not to be one always looking back, whenever I start a new year I try and think about all the great times of last year and it helps me get really up for all the challenges and possibilites for 2020.
So whilst most of you are doing Dry January or something equally as healthy to overcome the post-Christmas and New Year booze/chocolate/meat comas, I thought I’d start the year with a quick recap of the wines that meant a lot to me in 2019…
FEBRUARY – MILLTON’S CLOS STE ANNE CHARDONNAY 2015
By the time February came around, I’d made it up to New Zealand’s North Island and, despite a nasty bout of tonsillitis and a day wandering the mean streets of ‘Gizzy’, I’d recovered enough to join the troops on a tour around James Millton’s farm.
James Millton is the godfather of Kiwi biodynamics, and had me absolutely entranced by his views on winemaking and the wider world beyond. And the wines are unbelievably good. I am yet to taste a biodynamic wine that doesn’t have a super long finish with more flavour concentration than you can shake a stick at. His Clos de Ste Anne Chardonnay was a real standout. Do go check it out.