Blackenbrook Pinot Blanc 2019

Blackenbrook Pinot Blanc 2019

Blackenbrook Pinot Blanc 2019

$25.90 NZD

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  • 4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
  • Gold NZ Aromatic Wine Competit
  • sustaiable production
  • Trophy NZ Aromatic Wine Compet

The very first Pinot Blanc produced at Blackenbrook Vineyard!  Read Media Release here

This Alsatian style wine is unique in New Zealand, an elegant, new option for white wine lovers. 

Tasting Notes

Our Pinot Blanc 2019 is a soulful treat in a rich, silken and slightly spicy Alsatian style. Moderately sweet with notes of jasmine, stone-fruit and nuts followed by a seductively long finish.

Ideal serving temperature: 15°C 

Food Matches

Alsatian onion tart, pan-fried blue cod, steamed cockles,
Asian stir-fry, pumpkin risotto, creamy pasta, grilled asparagus

Accolades

Gold and Trophy for best Other Aromatic
New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition 2019


4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
Handled without oak, it is attractively scented, vibrantly fruity and mouth-filling, with good intensity of peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, and an off-dry finish. A distinctive, Alsace-style wine, that veers more towards Pinot Gris than Chardonnay in style, it's still extremely youthful; best drinking 2021+

 

Neil Hodgson, The Nelson Mail, 11 Sept 2019
The pale lemon-gold colour sparkles in the glass, and because the wine is made with very low levels of sulphur and relies on natural CO2 from the fermentation process as a preservative, it has a delightful spritz on your tongue when you first taste it.

The 6-8gms of residual fruit sugars delivers a lovely rounded texture without being heavy, and the beautifully ripe, low pH acidity balances the wine nicely.

This is an outstanding new wine for Blackenbrook, a wine packed with flavour, a wine that is textural in the mouth, a wine that has juicy acidity in the finish and a wine that is beautifully clean.

The hallmark varietal purity we have all come to expect from Blackenbrook wines shines brightly and it is anything but a bland Pinot Blanc, it is a wine with personality made in a style everyone will enjoy.


Weather Conditions

Good rainfall in spring promoted healthy canopy growth. December brought fine and dry weather, ideal conditions for a successful flowering and pollination.

From January right into harvest a heat wave and drought gripped the region. Our deep-rooting vines and the moisture-holding clay soils enabled our vineyard to thrive in these challenging conditions and produce a healthy crop with outstanding flavour concentration.

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

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine

Viticulture

• 100% fruit from our Home block, first crop
• Clones GM1, GM2 and GM7
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction
• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 12 March 2019
• 23 Brix

Winemaking

Extremely gentle winemaking:
Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, tank fermented at low temperature to enhance aromatics and fruit-flavours, extended lees contact, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling

8g/ltr natural residual sugar
• Bottled on 17 July 2019 under screw caps
• 13.5% Alcohol

• From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

• Vegan wine 

 

• 100% fruit from our Home block, first crop

• Clones GM1, GM2 and GM7 

• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam 

• Manual shoot thinning, leaf plucking and crop reduction 

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 12 March 2019, 

• 23 Brix

Extremely gentle winemaking: 

Whole bunch pressed, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, tank fermented at low temperature to enhance aromatics and fruit-flavours, extended lees contact, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling 

• 8g/ltr natural residual sugar 

• Bottled on 17 July 2019 under screw caps 

• 13.5% Alcohol

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