Blackenbrook Shangri-La Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Sauvignon Blanc 2020

$20.00 NZD

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  • NZ Sustainable Winegrowing
  • Vegan Approved

Shangri-La Art Series

Nelson's intense colours and vibrancy have inspired our Shangri-La art series, with Michelle Bellamy's painting "Spring at Blackenbrook's" adorning the Sauvignon Blanc label. 

 

Spring at Blackenbrook's by Michelle Bellamy, Nelson, New Zealand

 

Michelle Bellamy is a contemporary landscape artist.  The purity and brightness of her palette capture the clarity of New Zealand’s light with stunning colour and detail.  Through precision brushwork and careful layering, acrylic paint serves to render extraordinary the iconic and much loved beauty of the Nelson region. 

Tasting Notes

Highly aromatic and focused, our Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is vibrantly fruity with pure passionfruit and gooseberry flavours supported by an interwoven thread of acidity.

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

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

 

Viticulture

• 100% fruit from our Home block  

• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam  

• Clone: Sauvignon Blanc MS  

• Extensive manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction

• Hand-picked in pristine condition on 23 March 2020 with 22.5 Brix

 

 

Winemaking

• Extremely gentle winemaking:  Gentle press cycle,  gravity-fed from press area to main winery, cool fermentation, extended lees contact, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling

 

• Oak-ageing for 3% of the wine to add layers of complexity

• 1.9g/ltr natural residual sugar

 

• Bottled on 11 July 2020 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint

• 13.5% alcohol 

 

 

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