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2017 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris

2017 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris

91 Points Michael Cooper
2017 Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Gris
91 Points Michael Cooper

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Nelson's famous Moutere clay soils give us another ridiculously good Blackenbrook Pinot Gris. Just off-dry 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 9% aged in old oak. Wildly over-invested and 'serious' for the price, this Blackenbrook is proper stuff and rare in retail.

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Overview

Grape

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

Winemaker notes on current 2017 vintage

"Our Pinot Gris 2017 is packed with fragrant ripe pear, quince and strudel spices framed by a bright mineral edge and a long, juicy finish. Ideal serving temperature: 15°C."

4 Stars Michael Cooper

"Estate-grown at Tasman, this is an aromatic, softly mouthfilling wine (13.5% alc/vol). Made in a medium-dry style, it has lychee, pear and spice flavours that show excellent vibrancy, delicacy and depth. "

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Gris

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Nelson

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with CANAPES
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

3

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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