This is the very first Muscat crafted on New Zealand’s South Island and so intensely aromatic it will send a shiver of pleasure down your spine! Reminiscent of rose petals, musk and spice, this medium-dry wine has a silky-soft texture and tantalising sweetness on the palate.
It is a refreshing and dangerously easy-drinking wine, best enjoyed with friends on a lazy summer’s afternoon.
love the Alsatian Varieties and decided many years ago to add the most
aromatic variety of them all to our stable: the delicious Muscat. This
is the first commercially grown Muscat on New Zealand’s South Island!
In the vineyard it certainly gave us a few challenges and it took 5 years for the first crop to mature.
But boy, what flavours!!! We are rapt with this first edition and hope to have many more to follow!
Cheers and Enjoy!
Nelson scallops cooked with a little chilli, lime and coriander, Asian spring rolls, money bags, curry puffs or spicy pork balls, Rock Melon with Prosciutto
Ideal serving temperature: 10 -12°C
· From Sustainable Production,
accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand
· 100% Blackenbrook fruit from our Home block
· Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
· Clone: Muscat Ottonel
· After a rather humid spring and early summer, Nelson was blessed with the
most amazing Indian Summer, allowing us to pick all varieties at full ripeness.
· Hand-picked and hand-sorted with 23.4 Brix on 14 April.
· Whole bunch pressed
· Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
· Cool fermentation, stopped at 20g/ltr natural residual sugar,
· Extended fine lees contact in stainless steel
· Minimal pumping and gentle filtration
· Bottled on 6 August 2010 under screw capsules
· 13.0% Alcohol
· only 65 cases produced!
The debut 2010 vintage is a breakthrough - the South Island’s first Muscat. Estate-grown, hand-picked at 23.4 brix and lees-aged in tanks, it’s a finely scented - although not overwhelmingly musky - wine, fresh and finely poised, with delicious, citrusy flavours, hints of oranges and spices, gentle sweetness (20 grams/litre of residual sugar) and mouthfilling body.
Muscat is one of the most likeable grapes, and this is just that. The nose is youthful and fragrant displaying floral, stonefruit and mandarin characters. It's succulent on the palate showing gentle sweetness and nicely balanced acidity providing an attractive refreshing finish. It's like biting into perfectly ripe grapes - just delicious. At its best: now to 2013.
The Nelson Mail
Blackenbrook is a relatively new Nelson estate that has swiftly established itself as one of the most exciting producers of Aromatics in the region.
Otago Daily Times
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.
Made from muscat grapes which are unusual in this part of the world, this wine could almost be mistaken for a gewurztraminer as it's strongly aromatic with roses and lush tropical fruit,off-dry with hints of caramel and a lovely balance with a touch of grapefruit on the aftertaste. Good value