Always one of our favourite Pinot Gris. The Moutere clays of Nelson seem to be ideally suited to the production of Pinot Gris and Blackenbrook have produced another beautiful wine in 2021 to follow the success they have achieved in the last few vintages. Michael Cooper has noted it as "an emerging classic" such is this wines consistency. Luscious and just off-dry in style.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Our Pinot Gris 2021 celebrates classic aromatics of pear, white peach and fresh ginger. It offers incredible fruit purity and minerality, finishing bright and refreshingly dry.
It’s our Moutere clay soils, the dazzling Nelson sun and the finger prints of our team that make our wines unique. We hope you’ll enjoy."
Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, October 2021 (2021 Vintage)
"Pure fruit scents and varietal with aromas of green and brown pears, fruit spice and apple, some quince and a touch of elderflower. Dry, lifted, fresh, plush and mouth watering flavours of tree fruits and citrus, apple and floral highlights. Salivating with a delicious texture and length. Excellent with my Tuesday evening fish and chips take-out or southland blue cod and lemon beurre-blanc sauce. Drink from 2021 through 2026."
4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2021 Vintage)
"Estate-grown and hand-picked from 20 year-old vines, the 2021 vintage was hand-picked and handled in a mix of tanks (95 per cent) and old oak barrels (5 per cent). Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling, with strong peach, pear, lychee and spice flavours, showing excellent varietal character, a touch of complexity, and an off-dry (9 grams/litre of residual sugar) finish. Full of youthful vigour, it should develop well."