Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2020

Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2020

Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2020

$23.00 NZD

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  • 4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
  • sustaiable production
  • Vegan Approved

A powerful wine with assertive flavours of ripe peaches and spice, elegantly framed by a touch of sweetness and a fresh acidity, built to last!

It’s our Moutere clay soils, the dazzling Nelson sun and the finger prints of our team that make our wines unique. We hope you’ll enjoy! 


Exotic and inviting fragrances of ripe green pear d'Anjou, golden apple, honeysuckle, and a leesy white pepper spice. Equally enticing on the palate with spices and a core of fruit, flavours of stones and lees, mineral and apple.
Ideal drinking from 2021 through 2024+.

Pale lemon/green, it is fleshy, with strong, vibrant pear, lychee and spice flavours, fresh acidity, slight sweetness and a distinctly spicy finish. Best drinking 2022+.

5 Stars Neil Hodgson

The rich pear flavours are balanced with nice spicy phenolics and delightful acidity. The balance between intense fruit characters, juicy acid and the dry finish is a tightrope walked with precision.

This wine is drinking very well right now and is a perfect food wine.

I think this wine also shows how New Zealand can develop it’s own style of Pinot Gris production, much in the way it did with Sauvignon Blanc 30 years ago. The almost sweet fruit characters the variety delivers in New Zealand conditions are balanced with some nice ripe acidity, something that is becoming a trademark of quality Pinot Gris in this country.
Neil Hodgson

Season Overview

What a blast! The past growing season was a pure delight, putting smiles on everyone’s face!

The vines loved the gentle spring rain and quickly produced a healthy, vibrantly green canopy. In December, our Nelson sun made for perfect flowering and good pollination.

Summer brought many weeks of blue skies, interspersed with brief rain falls, just enough to keep the soil moisture up and the vines thriving.

We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw this weather pattern continue right into harvest in mid-March! The fruit was in perfect condition with high sugar levels and tremendous flavour intensity, probably the best we’ve ever seen it!

As Covid-19 started to cast long shadows over the country, we managed to complete harvest 2020 just hours before the start of lockdown!

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society


• 100% fruit from our 19 year old Home block  

• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam  

• Clones: Mission, Larcomb, KWV 7A


• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 25 March 2020, last day before lockdown

• 23.7 Brix



 • Extremely gentle winemaking:  Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from
press area to main winery, cool fermentation, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling

• Oak-ageing for 10% of the wine to add complexity
• 3.5g/ltr natural residual sugar

• Bottled on 15 July 2020 under screw-capsules
• 14.5% alcohol

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