Blackenbrook

Pinot Noir 2022

“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 famous Moutere clay soils.

  

$28.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

Our Pinot Noir 2022 is an energetic and aromatically generous wine that delivers layers of cherries, spice and savoury earthiness with great purity
and finesse.

Read Winemaker’s Notes

Reviews

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

Youthful and ripe red fruited bouquet, scents of Doris plum and boysenberry then cherry and some red apple skin suggestions. Some toasty wood and smoky earth qualities then baking spices of clove and vanilla. A dry wine touches the palate with a core of red berry and plum fruit flavours, classic Nelson acid line delivers a tautness and youthful vitality.

An abundance of fine tannins with a chalky mouthfeel add structure and breadth. Well made with a lengthy finish, a wine that needs time to knit all the attributes together, best drinking from 2026 through 2034.

The season

It started off like a dream: a warm spring, mild conditions for flowering and a strong fruit set, lots of blue skies and just enough rainfall to keep the vineyard happy and working at its best.

But 70mm of rain followed by two weeks of warm, humid weather in February had us worried about our crop. The weather recovered, but the grapes were now fragile and wouldn’t survive another big rain event.

And where would we find pickers? Covid 19 was raging and the borders closed. But the community support was absolutely amazing with lots of people offering their help. We ended up bringing in a beautiful harvest with the best picking team ever – such a relief!