Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2019

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2019

Blackenbrook Shangri-La Pinot Noir 2019

$29.00 NZD

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  • sustainable production

Shangri-La Art Series

Nelson's intense colours and vibrancy have inspired our Shangri-La art series, with Michelle Bellamy's painting "Sunset at Mapua Wharf" adorning the Pinot Noir label.

Sunset in Mapua by Michelle Bellamy, Nelson, New Zealand

Michelle Bellamy is a contemporary landscape artist.  The purity and brightness of her palette capture the clarity of New Zealand’s light with stunning colour and detail.  Through precision brushwork and careful layering, acrylic paint serves to render extraordinary the iconic and much loved beauty of the Nelson region.  

 

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!

 Season overview

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 developing fruit.

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 extremely 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 starting date at Blackenbrook’s ever.

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand


From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

 

Viticulture

• 100% fruit from our 18 year old 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 11 March 2019 with 23.7 Brix

 

 

 

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

• aged for 12 months in French barrels

• 13% new wood

 

• Bottled on 10 July 2020 in light-weight bottles to reduce our carbon footprint  

• Screw capsules

• 13.5% alcohol