Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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  • 4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper
  • NZ Sustainable Winegrowing
  • Vegan Approved
Highly aromatic and focused, our Sauvignon Blanc 2020 is vibrantly fruity with pure passionfruit and gooseberry flavours supported by an interwoven thread of acidity.

It’s our Moutere clay soils, the dazzling Nelson sun and the finger prints of our fabulous team that make our wines unique.  We hope you’ll enjoy.


5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin,
Extremely fresh and packed with tropical intensity, crunchy citrus and cressy-herbaceousness it’s an excellent example of Nelson niceness. Lime-laden with layers of melon and jalapeno, it has beautiful balance, minerality, tension, power on the palate and impressive generosity and texture. Love it!

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS
A classically styled Sauvignon Blanc - at first - with a ripe sweet fruited and fresh herb bouquet then a mineral and chalky wet stone layer emerges adding depth and a little intrigue.
Youthful, fresh and vibrant on the palate with flavours of fresh lime and white peach, some tropical fruits then apple and gooseberry. High acidity adds crunch, alcohol is balanced  adding a hint of warmth on the finish - which is dry. The core of fruit carries this wine through a lengthy and nicely elegant finish. Well made and ready to enjoy form today and through 2023.

Pale lemon/green, it is very aromatic and punchy, with lively, youthful, ripely herbaceous flavours, showing excellent delicacy, a touch of complexity, and a crisp, dry lingering finish.

Season Overview

What a blast! The past 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!

As Covid-19 started to cast long shadows over the country, we managed to complete harvest 2020 just hours before the start of lockdown!

From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan Wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society




From Sustainable Production, accredited by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand

Vegan Wine, certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society


• 100% fruit from our Home block 
• Moutere clay soil with a layer of sandy loam 
• Clone: Sauvignon Blanc MS 
• Manual shoot thinning and leaf plucking 
• Hand-picked in pristine condition on 
23 March 2020 with 22.5 Brix



• Extremely gentle winemaking:  Gentle press cycle,  gravity-fed from press area to main winery, cool fermentation, extended lees contact, minimal pumping, no fining pre-bottling
• Oak-ageing for 3% for added complexity
• 3.2g/ltr natural residual sugar
• Bottled on 11 July 2020, 13.5% alcohol





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