A soulful Pinot Gris in a rich, silken and slightly
spicy Alsatian style. Moderately sweet with
pear, nut and warm brioche flavours and a
powerful lasting finish.
Ideal serving temperature: 15°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
· Clones: Mission, Larcomb, KWV 7A
· Weather Conditions: An unseasonably hot spring was followed by a fairly cool summer. Autumn began with stunning weather and we were lucky enough to have all our fruit picked before the wet conditions set in on 2 April.
· Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 24 March at optimum ripeness
· 25.0 Brix
· Whole bunch pressed
· Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
· Cool fermentation, stopped at approx 8g/ltr natural residual sugar
· Gentle filtration in a single pass from cloudy to sterile.
· No fining pre-bottling
· Bottled on 28 March 2012 under screw-capsules
· 15.0% Alcohol
· Vegan Wine
Daniel Schwarzenbach and his wife Ursula produce one of this country’s most striking Pinot Gris.Wine Buyer's Guide
In the classic mould of Alsace, Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris is typically a powerful, high-alcohol wine, enticingly floral, with a strong surge of peach, pear and spice flavours, hints of apple strudel and honey, gentle sweetness and lovely vibrancy and richness.
An emerging classic. Harbouring 15 per cent alcohol, it is pale,
with scented, ripe, lychee and spice aromas. A robust, dryish wine,
it is very fresh and vibrant, with strongly varietal, pear, lychee and
spice flavours, hints of apricots and ginger, and a well-spiced finish.
Viva, New Zealand Herald
Dry-ish, flavoursome Pinot Gris with strong pear, apple and
shortbread flavours. Good flavour concentration can almost
handle a high 15% alcohol although the wine finishes with a
not unattractive warmth.
Sophisticated wine in a distinctive and attractive style.
Blackenbrook is a relatively new Nelson estate that has swiftly established itself as one of the most exciting producers of Aromatics in the region.