In today’s Nelson Mail, Wine Writer Neil Hodgson talks about the latest arrival in the Nelson wine scene, our Blackenbrook Muscat 2010:
One of the most exciting new wines to be released in Nelson for some time is a variety new to this region, Muscat. Blackenbrook Vineyards planted what they believe to be the first Muscat vines in the South Island a few years ago and this first release is stunning.
As the Nelson region is considered a cool climate region for grape growing, planting the vines was very much experimental, but the results have been outstanding and reinforce this region’s ability to extract wonderful flavours from aromatic wine varieties.
This is a highly aromatic wine, bursting with rich, floral and spicy turkish delight and orange blossom aromas that are reflected in the sweet, intense flavours.
Delightfully balanced with soft minerality and tantalising ginger spice flavours in the very long finish with ripe acidity that leaves your mouth watering for more of this luscious delight.
I will be drinking plenty of this fantastic wine in the coming summer months.
Read entire article here.