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Rippon

Located at the southernmost tip of the South Island in New Zealand, by the Southern Alps next to Lake Wanaka. This isolated with New Zealand’s only continental climate producing region has produced the queen of wine with the same reputation as Robert Parker. How Jancis Robinson describes as the most complex and pure New Zealand Pinot Noir.

 

Nick Mills' father, Rolfe Mills started this wine journey in 1975. The grapes were planted at 1800-meter high waterfall alluvial with melting of glaciers area contains rich amount of silicon, quartz and mica.

 

With such a special terroir plus Nick Mills, who was baptized by Burgundy and admired the law of natural dynamics can fully present it.

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Nike was a national skier in New Zealand before devoting himself to the world of wine. He was forced to give up due to his injury after. He resolutely went to Burgundy, France and live there for four years.

 

In addition to studying at the French agricultural school CFPPA, Nike also experienced the wine baptisms of many French famous estates, including DRC that everyone is familiar with; Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron, the neighbor of Leroy and DRC who co-owns Romanee Saint Viviant; and Maison Nicolas Potel founded by the son of Gerard Potel, the Godfather of Burgundy, are all where Nick once worked and learn about winemaking.

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