Blackenbrook Muscat 2014

Blackenbrook Muscat 2014

Blackenbrook Muscat 2014

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  • 4 Stars Michael Cooper
  • sustainable production

Reminiscent of orange blossom, sweet jasmine and spice our Blackenbrook Muscat 2014 is intensely aromatic, refreshing and dangerously easy-drinking.


4 Stars Michael Cooper:  The 2014 vintage is a rare example of South Island Muscat. It is pale and scented, very vibrant and youthful, with good body, poise and richness. Made in an off-dry style, it is full-bodied, with lychee, pear and orange flavours, showing excellent purity, delicacy and varietal precision.

Neil Hodgson, the Nelson Mail 26 May 2015
The Blackenbrook Muscat 2014 is made in an off-dry style but with plenty of fullness in the palate. As we have come to expect from Blackenbrook the wines have a purity we don't often see, especially in this variety. Flavours of spiced lychee and ripe orange citrus with spritz-like zesty acidity in the long finish make it a most attractive wine. 

• From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan Wine, no animal products have been used to produce this wine.

• Blackenbrook crafted the first Muscat on New Zealand’s South Island in 2010
• 100% fruit from our Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Clone Muscat Ottonel

Weather Conditions: A warm and dry spring allowed an early flowering and good pollination. January was fairly cool with regular rain ensuring the vine canopy remained lush green and working at its best. Two months of Nelson sunshine ripened our grapes beautifully leading to one of our best harvests so far.

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 8 April with 22.6 Brix

• Whole bunch pressed
• Gravity-fed from press area to winery
• Cool fermentation, stopped at 5g/ltr natural residual sugar.
• Extended fine lees contact in stainless steel
• No fining pre-bottling, minimal pumping
• Gentle filtration in a single pass from cloudy to sterile
• Bottled on 30 July 2014 Light-Weight Bottles to reduce our Carbon Footprint
• 13.5% Alcohol
off-dry style, only 73 cases produced