Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2018

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2018

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2018

$22.86 NZD

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  • sustainable production

Shangri-La Art Label

Nelson's intense colours and vibrancy have inspired our Shangri-La art label. Well known Nelson artist Marilyn Andrews created the painting "Pathway to Heaven" depicting the famous Queen's Garden in Nelson.  

 

"Pathway to Heaven" by Marilyn Andrews, Nelson , New Zealand

 

Marilyn Andrews is a passionate Nelson landscape artist. Inspired by the vibrancy of colour she plays with shapes and textures, bringing to life the essence of the beautiful Nelson Region.  It's the juxtaposition and resonance of colour that she loves...light and vibration.

Tasting Notes:

Soft and charming, the Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2018 has a lively background of ripe strawberries, toasty oak and savoury notes that are warm and generous.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

 

Weather Conditions: An extremely dry spring lead to an early draught.  Luckily we had irrigation available to support the flowering and ensure good pollination.  

 

Summer brought good amounts of rain and warm temperatures, promoting vigorous canopy and grass growth.  Unfortunately this weather pattern culminated in two large cyclones - Fehi and Gita - battering the region in February.  

 

March was warm and dry, allowing the now fragile crop to ripen nicely.  Once again we had an exceptional picking team who diligently selected the fruit and sent high quality grapes to the winery.  



Viticulture
• 100% fruit from our 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 20 March 2018

 

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

• aged for 12 months in French barriques

• Bottled on 14 July 2019 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint  

• Screw capsules

• 13.0% alcohol