Blackenbrook

Pinot Noir 2019

“A vibrant, high-energy wine”, so the words of one of NZ’s leading wine writers.

Dive into this deep-tinted and deliciously scented Pinot Noir that speaks so vividly of its origin in the beautiful Nelson Bay.

 

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Tasting Notes

Succulent and savoury, our Pinot Noir 2019 impresses with a dark-fruit spectrum, silky tannins and beautiful 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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A woman hand-picking pinot noir grapes.  She is wearing grey shorts, a blue top and a straw hat.  In front of her is a white picking bucket.  The grape leaves are green and so is the luscious grass.
Winemaker Daniel Schwarzenbach holding a perfectly ripe bunch of Pinot Noir grapes.  Only his two hands cradling the grapes are visible.  In the background there is a grey picking bin full off juicy, dark blue Pinot Noir grapes.

Reviews

95/100 Bob Campbell MW, therealreview.com

Deep-tinted and delicately-scented Pinot Noir with Black Doris plum, dark cherry, cassis and smoky oak flavours. Intense, bright wine from a very favourable vintage. A vibrant, high-energy wine. Approachable now but offers good cellaring potential. 04 Sept 2020

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com

Seductive aromas of brown spices and ripe red berry fruits, some whispers of smoky oak and a fine savoury core with mineral and earth scents adding complexity and intrigue. Delicious on the palate - young and vibrant with a core of fruit flavours that reflect the bouquet, velvet textured tannins, contrasting acid line and persistent varietal flavours with a mineral complexity. Best drinking from mid 2022 through 2030.

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.