2016 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris

2016 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris

NZIWS Silver
4 Stars Michael Cooper
2016 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris
4 Stars Michael Cooper

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Nelson's famous Moutere clay soils give us another ridiculously good Blackenbrook Pinot Gris. Just off-dry this year with beautiful peachy pear fruit against prickly mineral acidity, heaps of texture and a backbone of spicy citrus pith that is rounded, perhaps, by the 10% aged in old oak. Wildly over-invested and 'serious' for the price, this Blackenbrook is proper stuff and rare in retail - get in.

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Pinot Gris

Its Origins

Quality wines start in the vineyard. It was with that clear vision that Daniel and Ursula Schwarzenbach moved to the top of the South Island in 1998 and searched for land for almost two years, before purchasing their 20ha block in Tasman on the scenic Coastal Highway.

The gentle north-facing slope, the Moutere clay soils and the mild maritime climate were immediately appealing. In the winter of 2000 they grafted their own vines to plant the first 4ha of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir in the following winter. Over the years they added Riesling, Gewürztraminer and the Italian red variety Montepulciano into the mix. Born in Switzerland but living in New Zealand since age 9, Daniel began his career as a medical chemist and microbiologist in NZ and the UK, before deciding that winemaking was the path he wanted to go down. He is committed to sustainable/organic winemaking, with very few additions/adjustments made to the wines themselves.

What The Critics Say

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"An emerging classic. Estate-grown and hand-picked, the 2016 vintage (4*) was handled in tanks (92 per cent) and old oak barrels (8 per cent). Pale lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and slightly sweet (10 grams/litre of residual sugar), in a strongly varietal style with generous, peachy, slightly spicy flavours, showing excellent depth and harmony. "

Stats & Food Matching

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    Pinot Gris

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  • Maturity

    2016 - 2020




NZIWS Silver
NZIWS Silver

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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