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Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc 2022 White Wine New Zealand 75cl

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Blackenbrook Sauvignon Blanc, from Nelson in New Zealand, bursts out of the glass with guava, gooseberry, grass, citrus and elderflower. Zesty and alive, there's wonderful purity and delicacy to this wine.

Blackenbrook is a highly regarded family-owned, sustainably-run winery based in Nelson.

Nelson is just to the Northwest of Marlborough, over Mount Richmond. The vineyard area is more compact, the producers less industrial and the weather a touch sunnier and warmer, but the varietal range of wines is fairly similar to its famous neighbour, with less of a reliance on Sauvignon Blanc. The region is well-known for its local arts scene as well as the limitless opportunities for outdoor pursuits in glorious surroundings. Ursula and Daniel Schwarzenbach began planting their 20 hectare vineyard in 2000 after a 2 year search. They were attracted by the north-facing slope and typical Moutere soils of the region. For several years they ran a vine nursery alongside their initial plantings, which allowed them to perfect their conal selection for their unique site. The unirrigated vineyards are managed sustainably and the wines mostly vegan. A gravity fed winery was built to Daniel's exact specifications, with them aim being to minimise any harsh processes. Given their Swiss origins and Daniel’s time working at Alsace legend Zind-Humbrecht, it only seems natural that they should specialise in the Alsatian varieties alongside the Burgundian, and a little very good Sauvignon of course. The wines are vibrant, well made and hit really attractive price points. This winery has been making waves in NZ recently with a series of highly rated releases, most notably their trophy-winning Pinot Blanc. This is made from hand-harvest Sauvignon Blanc from the winery’s home block. The grapes undergo a gentle press cycle, gravity-fed from press area to main winery, followed by a cool fermentation, extended lees contact, minimal pumping and no fining pre-bottling. Oak-ageing for 3% for added complexity. Guava, gooseberry, grass, citrus and elderflower all jump out of the glass, really floral, zesty and alive; crystalline and vibrant. A wonderful purity and delicacy to this wine.
More Information
Brand Blackenbrook
Country of Origin New Zealand
Region Nelson
Style White
Wine Colour White
Grape Variety Sauvignon Blanc
Main Grape Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage 2022
% Alcohol 13.5
Flavour Vibrant & Fruity
Body Light
Pack Format 75CL
Fine No
Rare No