Blackenbrook

Chardonnay 2019

Bright, classy and immensely satisfying. The twelve months in barrel have only enhanced the fruity punch of pineapple, peach and grapefruit, all balanced to a fine richness that lasts on the palate.

Simply add a succulent roast chicken and a movie for the perfect night in.

 

$23.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

After twelve months barrel ageing, this is a rich Chardonnay with layers of pineapple, bran biscuit and sweet oak. It impresses with its untamed power and 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.

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Winemaker Daniel Schwarzenbach leaning on an oak barrel in the Blackenbrook barrel hall.  In the background several barrels and the concrete wall can be seen.
A bottle of Blackenbrook Chardonnay is placed behind a brown plate with a beautiful whitebait dish next to a half-full wine glass. In the background there is a brown brick wall.

Reviews

4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin, yvonnelorkin.com

Bright roasted peach and pineapple on the nose combine with toasted almond and creme caramel characters to create a seductively sippable chardonnay that’s juicy and soothing and rewarding. Fresh, frisky and stacked with stonefruit. Delicious!

4 Stars Michael Cooper, michaelcooperwines.com

Full-bodied, fresh and lively, the attractive 2019 Chardonnay has strong peach and grapefruit flavours, with biscuity oak adding complexity, and lots of drink-young appeal.

Certified vegan

To make this wine, we haven't used classic fining agents such as fish, milk, or egg extracts and only minimal additives.

This means our Chardonnay is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Owner and Marketing Manager Ursula Schwarzenbach standing in front of a pallet of Blackenbrook wine cartons.  She is smiling, wearing a bright red top and beautiful necklace.

The season

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 new crop.

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 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 we’ve seen it at Blackenbrook’s ever.