Black Estate Home Chenin Blanc 2017

94 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
  • Product Code: 4177
  • Country: New Zealand
  • Region: North Canterbury
  • Sub Region: Waipara
  • Style: White
  • Variety: Chenin Blanc
  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Grape: 100% Chenin Blanc

$46.99 $41.99 elsewhere $46.99

Regions : North Canterbury

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Winery notes (2017 Vintage)
"Chenin Blanc with white stone fruit, floral and mineral notes on a refined palate with depth and energy.

The 2017 Black Estate Home Chenin Blanc was grown on our 12 hectare Home Vineyard located 6 kilometres north east of the Waipara Junction, in the Omihi sub-district of Waipara Valley, North Canterbury. This is a north facing sedimentary clay fan on a gentle hill side slope. The soils are mainly Awapuni clay with calcium carbonate deposits. The Chenin Blanc vineyard that sits in the belly of the slope above the original vineyard is 0.5 hectares. Chenin Blanc clones 880 and 220 grow on root stock and were planted at 6133 vines per hectare in 2011 by the Naish Family.

12% foot crushed. Whole bunch pressed over 4 hours. Juice drained to tank and then transferred to 600L demi Muid and 500L puncheon without settling. Fermented using a Home vineyard yeast starter. 100% barrel fermentation and maturation. 100% Malolactic fermentation. Bottled un-fined and unfiltered with no added sulphites."

94/100 Decanter UK, June 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"This is the fourth vintage of Chenin Blanc from Loire-loving winemaker Nicholas Brown, and every vintage so far has brought something different. This vintage is full of savoury tones, with quince and honeycomb aromas. It's expansive and gentle in the mouth, yet retains its shape. There's tension on the finish with a chalky, salty line and fine acidity. Unfined and unfiltered, and just 11.5% alcohol. Drinking Window 2018 – 2023."

5 Stars & 18.5+/20 Raymond Chan, May 2018 (2017 Vintage)
"Bright, even, straw-yellow colour with pale green-gold hues. The nose is very fresh and elegant with finely penetrating aromas of white stonefruits, white and yellow florals, and pure minerals with a saline hint. This has beautiful clarity, fine concentration and ultimately plenty of presence. Dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has tight and intense, vibrant flavours of white stonefruits, minerals and saline elements. The fruit is expressed with crystal clarity, and it forms a concentrated core with surprising presence and a positive line. The mouthfeel has fresh acidity and tension, and the wine flows smoothly to a crisp, clean, delicate, lingering finish. This is a beautifully refreshing, crystal clear dry Chenin Blanc with white stonefruit, floral and mineral notes on a refined palate with depth and energy. Serve with seafood over the next 4+ years. Clones 880 and 220 from the ‘Home Block’, vines planted in 2011, the fruit hand-picked, 12% foot-crushed, WBP, and indigenous yeast fermented in 600 L demi-muid and 500 L puncheon with high solids to 11.5% alc. and 0.15 g/L RS, TA 5.8 g/L and pH 3.18, the wine aged 8 months in barrel with 100% MLF. Certified BioGro organic. 236 cases made."

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