2021 Blackenbrook Nelson Chardonnay

4 Stars Michael Cooper
In stock
Great discounted chardonnay that is lovingly made from the famous Moutere clay soils of Nelson. With a lovely brightness as well as a mellow richness and classy oak, the Blackenbrook Chardonnay is a satisfying and complete wine that is amazing value at this low price.
Elsewhere up to $26.99 Save $5.00 $21.99 in mixed 6+ or $24.99 per bottle



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.

Certified Vegan

What The Critics Say

4 Stars M.Cooper

"Estate-grown, the 2021 vintage (4*) was hand-picked and matured for a year in American (70 per cent) and French (30 per cent) oak barrels of varying sizes. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with a slightly buttery fragrance. Showing considerable complexity, it offers very good depth of ripe stonefruit flavours, seasoned with toasty oak, a hint of butterscotch, and fresh, balanced acidity. Best drinking mid-2024+"

91/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Seamless, fruity Chardonnay with white peach and vanilla flavours that remind me of pinot blanc. Dry, refreshing wine with oyster shell, citrus and subtle spick oak flavours."

Variety Chardonnay
Region Nelson
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2022 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with PASTA



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