Blackenbrook Pinot Noir 2019

Blackenbrook Pinot Noir 2019

Blackenbrook Pinot Noir 2019

$29.00 NZD

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  • 4½ Stars Michael Cooper
  • sustainable production

Succulent and savoury, our Pinot Noir 2019 impresses with a dark-fruit spectrum, silky tannins and beautiful length.

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!

Annabel Langbein and Yvonne Lorkin's food match:

Moroccan lamb meatball pockets served with Blackenbrook Pinot Noir 2019 are simply out of this world!  This recipe was published in New Zealand Herald's Canvas Magazine of 10 April 2021.
Canvas Magazin 10 April 2021

 

Reviews

Gold Medal, 95/100 Bob Campbell MW for The Real Review
Deep-tinted and delicately-scented Pinot Noir with Black Doris plum, dark cherry, cassis and smoky oak flavours. Intense, bright wine from a very favourable vintage. A vibrant, high-energy wine. Approachable now but offers good cellaring potential.
04 Sept 2020

 

4½ Stars Michael Cooper
Deeply coloured, the powerful, estate-grown 2019 vintage is mouthfilling, with rich, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours, showing good complexity. An almost Syrah-like red, it is still very youthful; best drinking 2022+.

 

Yvonne Lorkin, CANVAS Magazine, 10 April 2021

The super-approachable Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Noir 2019 hails from vines growing in Moutere clay soils near the sun-soaked Tasman Village.  Saturated with spices, wild cherry, and sarsaparilla, it has oodles of earthy tones and it’s one of those pinots that makes you feel more mature, a little whiskerier and slightly scuffed around the edges.  It’s the Keanu Reeves of pinot basically and it’s rather lusty with Annabel Langbein's Moroccan lamb meatball pockets.

  

Season overview

The weather gods were on our side, giving us an exceptional growing season.

With ample spring rain the vineyard was off to a strong start and quickly grew a vibrant green canopy, the powerhouse producing the energy for the developing fruit.

Grapevines are wind-pollinators and the dry and sunny December was perfect for a good, even fruit set.

From January right into harvest a heat wave and drought gripped Nelson Tasman. Luckily our un-irrigated vines have extremely deep roots and managed to find sufficient water deep down in the gravelly clay soils. They thrived in the challenging conditions and gave us a beautiful crop with outstanding colour and flavours.

Harvest kicked off on 8 March, the earliest starting date at Blackenbrook’s ever.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

 

Viticulture

• 100% fruit from our 18 year old Home block  

• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam  

• Close planting: 3780 vines/ha

• 9 Clones:  UCD5, UCD 6, 10/5, 22, 114, 115, 667, 777, Abel  

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 11 March 2019 with 23.7 Brix

 

 

 

Winemaking
• Extremely gentle winemaking:  Fermented on skins, hand-plunged, gentle pressing, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, minimal pumping  

• aged for 12 months in French barrels

• 13% new wood

 

• Bottled on 10 July 2020 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint  

• Screw capsules

• 13.5% alcohol