Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Marlborough
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£16.95 per bottle
27 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. 

93 Points - 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

New Zealand is split between the North Island and South Island and the Marlborough region is situated in the North of the South Island. The climate here is the hottest in the country meaning that this wine producing region is expanding quickly. Of course, Sauvignon Blanc does well here and is increasingly becoming more and more popular due to its naturally herbaceous character and lean and refreshing style much loved by Western wine drinkers. Wineries Greywacke and Dog Point both have delicious Sauvignon Blanc wines with typical Marlborough characteristics. Red wines, mainly Pinot Noir also grow well in this region and an excellent example of a Pinot Noir from this area is the Akitu Pinot Noir which comes highly recommended from Vinorium staff!

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.

Ideal for: All types of Wine. Great as a small Red Wine Glass or an all round White Wine Glass. Adequate for Rosé too. Espeically good for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and ‘Smaragd’ – wines from the Wachau.

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