Our Nelson Riesling 2009 seduces with its intensely floral and mineral nature. Crafted in a medium-dry style, it achieves real tension between acidity and sweetness.
100% Blackenbrook fruit from our Home block
Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
All vines grafted on site
Clones: Gm 110 and Gm 198-19
Focus on healthy soil and sustainability
After a good Nelson summer with plenty of sunshine, we headed into a wet February. Fortunately the good weather returned and we enjoyed a picture-book harvest with warm days and cool nights – excellent conditions for flavour development.
Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 7 April
Whole bunch pressed
Gravity-fed from press area to main winery
Cool fermentation, stopped at 15g/ltr natural residual sugar.
Extended fine lees contact in stainless steel
Minimal pumping and gentle filtration
Bottled on 31 July 2009 under screw capsules
Trophy First XV Wine CompetitionAWC Vienna, Austria
Very youthful, tight and racy, this estate-grown wine is a medium style (15g/litre of residual sugar) with strong peach, lemon and lime flavours, woven with fresh acidity.
Vibrantly fruity, with a minerally streak, it shows excellent intensity and obvious cellaring potential.
A beautifully expressive Riesling showing floral, lime zest and chalky mineral characters on the nose. The palate is fine and bright with gentle sweetness (15 g/l) which is superbly balanced by the crisp acidity. The wine is long and delicate with a beautifully drying finish. Yet another stunning wine from this outstanding producer. At its best: now to 2015.
Otago Daily Times
Blackenbrook is a relatively new Nelson estate that has swiftly established itself as one of the most exciting producers of Aromatics in the region.
Fragrant with hints of lime flowers and grapefruit, this is off-dry with lovely fruit and a crisp, beautifully balanced finish. Good value.