Blackenbrook

Sauvignon Blanc 2022

It’s fresh, it’s zingy and satisfyingly dry – summer's on the way!  

Share it with your friends next time they pop round - with a platter of local cheeses or freshly caught blue cod for the perfect afternoon in sunny Nelson…

 

$20.00 NZD

Tasting Notes

This Sauvignon Blanc bursts out of your glass with intense gooseberry, citrus and elderflower notes. Zesty and alive, there's a wonderful purity and delicacy to this wine.

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.

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Daniel Schwarzenbach on a boat with a large fish he's just caught and a fishing road.  In the background is the calm blue sea, some mountains and lots of blue sky.
A vibrant green bunch of Sauvignon blanc grapes surrounded by green leaves.

Reviews

Hero Sauvignon Blanc, Dish Magazine Dec 2021

Each vintage of this wine is an instant hit, packed with limes, melon, juicy citrus and lemongrass and sweet pea punch. They're beautifully balanced, with great tension, power and 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 Sauvignon Blanc is very natural and vegan friendly. In fact, it is certified by the New Zealand Vegetarian Society.

Ursula Schwarzenbach with a tray of muffins out in the vineyard.  She is wearing shorts, t-shirt and a facemask.  On the right side some pickers are having their morning tea. The sky is blue.

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!