2020 Blackenbrook Nelson Sauvignon Blanc

93 Points Bob Campbell MW
In stock
A lively drop grown in some perfect Sauvignon territory in Nelson. Precise flavours of tree and tropical fruits don't jump out too much but just sit nicely in a subtle, fresh palate. Clean and elegant, this boutique delight happens to be vegan and is equally perfect for the sunny deck and dinner of fish (or Tofu salad, as the case may be).
$17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle


Sauvignon Blanc

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

5 Stars Yvonne Lorkin

"This sensational new Sauvignon from Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach’s Home Vineyard on Baldwin Road is concrete evidence that the 2020 harvest was all kinds of excellent in their part of the world. Extremely fresh and packed with tropical intensity, crunchy citrus and cressy-herbaceousness it’s an excellent example of Nelson niceness. Lime-laden with layers of melon and jalapeno, it has beautiful balance, minerality, tension, power on the palate and impressive generosity and texture. Love it!"

93/100 Cameron Douglas MS

"A classically styled Sauvignon Blanc - at first - with a ripe sweet fruited and fresh herb bouquet then a mineral and chalky wet stone layer emerges adding depth and a little intrigue. Youthful, fresh and vibrant on the palate with flavours of fresh lime and white peach, some tropical fruits then apple and gooseberry. High acidity adds crunch, alcohol is balanced adding a hint of warmth on the finish - which is dry. The core of fruit carries this wine through a lengthy and nicely elegant finish." Drink 2020 - 2023

93/100 Bob Campbell MW

"Pure and appealing sauvignon blanc with bright citrus, capsicum, and passionfruit flavours. Fresh, punchy wine with subtle sweetness restrained by mouth-watering acidity. A distinctly Nelson sauvignon that makes a welcome change from the wines of their near neighbour. 04 SEP 2020." Drink 2020 - 2024

Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.50%
Maturity 2020 - 2024

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