Chardonnay 2020

Elegant and seductive. The twelve months in barrel have only enhanced the fruity punch of pineapple and peach, all balanced to a fine richness that lasts on the palate.

Another fabulous Chardy from our Moutere clay soils, ready when you are.


$26.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

After twelve months in barrel our Chardonnay 2020 is a stylish and focused wine with generous flavours of toasted nuts, bran and butterscotch adding complexity to citrus and pineapple characters.

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.

Read Winemaker’s Notes


94/100 Cameron Douglas MS,

Fragrant and complex, varietal and enticing, a bouquet of completeness and charm.

Aromas of white fleshed stone fruits and apple, plenty of sweet grapefruit, then French oak and barrel spices. On the palate a dry wine with a core of fresh stone and citrus fruits. The acidity is distinctive and typical of the region - higher. Tannins and wood flavours layer in additional textures, all managed well by the core of fruit.

Youthful, complex, well made and delicious.

91/100 Bob Campbell MW,

Light, fresh and fragrant Chardonnay with white peach, vanilla and a suggestion of tropical fruit flavours.

Gentle winemaking has resulted in a subtle wine with an attractive ethereal texture.

Certified vegan

To make this wine, we haven't used classic fining agents such as fish, milk, or egg extracts and only minimal additives.

This means our Chardonnay is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Winemaker Daniel Schwarzenbach carrying a case of Blackenbrook wine through the winery.  He is wearing a dark green jersey and a grey hat. In the background there are some stainless steel wine tanks.

The season

What a blast! The growing season was a pure delight, putting smiles on everyone’s face!

The vines loved the gentle spring rain and quickly produced a healthy, vibrantly green canopy. In December, our Nelson sun made for perfect flowering and good pollination.

Summer brought many weeks of blue skies, interspersed with brief rain falls, just enough to keep the soil moisture up and the vines thriving.

We couldn’t believe our luck when we saw this weather pattern continue right into harvest in mid-March! The fruit was in perfect condition with high sugar levels and tremendous flavour intensity, probably the best we’ve ever seen it.