Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2016

Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2016

Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2016

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  • 4 Stars Michael Cooper
  • sustaiable production
  • Vegan Approved

Get seduced by this finely poised Pinot Gris full of tantalising stone-fruit, pears and spice aromas!

Tasting Notes:

Our Blackenbrook Pinot Gris 2016 shows delightful pear, quince and spice flavours with plenty of aromatic lift, a gentle acidity and a splash of sweetness.
Ideal serving temperature: 15 degrees


4 Stars Michael Cooper 
An emerging classic. Pale lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and slightly sweet, in a strongly varietal style with generous, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing excellent depth and harmony. Best drinking mid-2017+

4 Stars Yvonne Lorkin 
Certified vegan-friendly, this gorgeous little gris is 100% sourced from Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach’s ‘Home Block’ vineyard, and comprises of ‘Mission’, ‘Larcomb’ and ‘KWV’ clones (how’s that for techie info).

Gris fans will love the ripe, juicy peach and pear characters, classic, clean nashi notes and its rich, textural finish.  Sip with Pad Thai. Yum!

Yvonne Lorkin, wine and food creative



From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society

Weather Conditions: Spring and early summer were hot and extremely dry. Much needed rain came in December and January promoting a vibrant and
healthy canopy.

After a warm summer we received more rain just a few days before harvest. Luckily the fine weather returned – and with the help of our amazing picking team we managed to bring our crop in safely and in good condition.

• 100% fruit from our Home block
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam
• Clones: Mission, Larcomb, KWV 7A

• Hand-harvested and hand-sorted on 31 March 2016


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

• Oak-ageing for 8% of the wine to add complexity
• 10g/ltr natural residual sugar

• Bottled on 27 July 16 under screw-capsules
• 13.5% alcohol


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