Blank Canvas 2018 'Abstract' Sauvignon Blanc

£25.10
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NZMAWBCAS18B
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Blank Canvas is one of the new wave styled wines from Marlborough. The wine is not too dissimilar to Greywacke Wild Sauvignon in that it is fermented in oak: in this case 3 - 5 year old puncheons using only wild yeasts. However, the wine ends up being rather different. Flinty, smoky notes with layers of green fruits, acacia flowers. The palate is full and textured, with barely noticeable oak.

We reckon this is quite a serious style of Sauvignon to equal the best of the region. We will be adding further wines from this producer in time.

Producer
Grape Varieties
Maturity

Drink 2022 - 2026

Viticulture

Sustainable

Size / ABV

Standard Bottle 75cl / 13.5%

The Country

New Zealand

New Zealand

Brits have fallen in love with the wines of New Zealand. The affair probably has much to do with the colonial heritage, but it also has a great deal to do with the excellent, benchmark wines that are produced here. The story must begin with Sauvignon Blanc, but certainly doesn’t end there. Since the 1970s the region of Marlborough has become the go-to area, perhaps in the world, for bright, crystalline ‘Savs’ which gave the French something to think about. But now, it is becoming as equally famous for its Pinots, which are now beyond just being less expensive alternatives to Burgundy, instead showing regional characteristics, from the dark cherry and spice of Central Otago to the brawn and dried herbs of Martinborough.

A special mention goes to the Chardonnays of Kumeu River of Auckland, as these are some of the most remarkable wines from this variety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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