Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Marlborough
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£16.95 per bottle
12 in stock

17 Points - Julia Harding MW (JancisRobinson.com)

On the nose this has both the freshness of capsicum and the sweetness of green figs, neither under- nor over-ripe, as well as a light saltiness and a hint of passionfruit. On the palate it is mercifully dry with really good intensity and focus in a difficult vintage. It has both fruit weight and freshness and persistence and a long stony finish. Mouth-wateringly pure. 

Bob Campbell MW

Delicately aromatic sauvignon blanc with wet stone, mineral, lime zest, gooseberry and subtle passionfruit flavours. A taut, linear wine in a bone-dry style with mouth-watering acidity. Impressive purity and drive 

Taste & Aroma

Score:17

On the nose this has both the freshness of capsicum and the sweetness of green figs, neither under- nor over-ripe, as well as a light saltiness and a hint of passionfruit. On the palate it is mercifully dry with really good intensity and focus in a difficult vintage. It has both fruit weight and freshness and persistence and a long stony finish. Mouth-wateringly pure.

Julia Harding MW (JancisRobinson.com)

Producer

Matt Thompson, International White Winemaker of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition is no stranger to our wine buyer and owner Stuart, as their relationship goes back over a decade when Stuart first offered wines from New Zealand’s Saint Clair estate, for which Matt is still the consulting winemaker. Fast forward over forty vintages in vastly different wine regions around the world, and the time has come to launch Matt’s own wine range, Blank Canvas, which represents his journey as a winemaker. Matt’s background in science defines the parameters of his winemaking canvas, allowing creativity to flow within those blank bounds with brush and palette. Blank Canvas is about creating alternate styles of wine using exceptional varieties and unprecedented techniques.

Blank Canvas, Marlborough, New Zealand

Region

Buy Marlborough Wines

At the northern most tip of the southern island is New Zealand’s most famous region, Marlborough. A region that pioneered an entirely new style of wine and new methods of production, championing stainless steel and temperature controlled fermentation, the Marlborough sauvignon, with its racing acidity, bright, vibrant gooseberry, passionfruit and elderflower aromas took the world by storm when it burst on to the scene. Since then, Marlborough has managed to form a reputation that is not just based on one game changing grape variety, but has established its place on the world’s stage as a producer of not only premium sauvignon, but also of pinot Noir, chardonnay, riesling and many others, for example, Blank Canvas pinot noir was awarded a staggering 97 points from Bob Campbell MW (a score rarely achieved for pinot outside of Burgundy.)

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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