Our ‘orange’ stalwart. Made in the past and the future with Sauvignon Blanc from The Supernatural Wine Co. home block. Made in 2022 with good grapes from Millton Vineyards in Gisborne. "Lots of seed spice earthiness, vetiver. Surprisingly soft and approachable for an orange wine" — Stephen Wong, MW
Review — Stephen Wong
Greg had the opportunity to work with the legendary Millton Vineyards in Gisborne for the two next wines, The Green Glow and The Paranormal. Unlike previous Green Glows, which came from the Millar Road vineyard, The Green Glow 2022 comes from Millton’s biodynamic vineyards and is a very aromatic blend. 63% Muscat and 33% Marsanne coming from the Opou vineyard, livened with 4% Chenin Blanc for some acidity. De-stemmed without crushing, it was whole berry-fermented for 5 days with some carbonic, then pressed to tank for ferment. After ferment, it was transferred to demi-muids for 8 months. Very aromatic, lighter with healthily balanced acidity for the varietal mix and that famously savoury, positive corruption which James Millton used to refer to. Lovely crunchy phenolics create the base for its satisfyingly pliant texture with a planar, lightweight palate which no doubt reflects its low 10% alcohol.
Score: 16 – A very good wine on every front, guaranteed pleasure