2013 GRUNER VELTLINER, Blank Canvas. Marlborough, NZ
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Area: Marlborough is of course the home to the phenomenon that is NZ Sauvignon Blanc. The cool but sunny climate is ideal for that variety but (if producers can afford to choose) it's also a great location for other styles too.
The vines for this wine are from Malcolm Adams's Berekah Estate, in the Rapaura subregion.
Grape Variety: 100% Gruner Veltliner, 75% vinified in steel, the rest matured in 600l French oak barrels.
Producer: "Blank Canvas represents my story as a winemaker. It is an endeavour that is entirely my own expression of winemaking, is from my own funding, and is exclusively my risk." Matt Thomson, along with partner Sophie Parker-Thomson.
Old Bridge Rating: Sophie and Matt presented a range of their wines to us and our customers at The Old Bridge in September 2019. The Gruner is a rare, successful example of the variety outside Austria - retaining the subtle, under-stated varietal style despite the exuberance present in all New Zealand whites.
Press Reviews: Julia Harding MW on JancisRobinson.com "Now this really does have Grüner Veltliner written all over it.... (with) depth that I have only ever seen in the Wachau."
£16.95 per bottle
£16.10 per bottle in a mixed case of 6 bottles
£15.26 per bottle in a mixed case of 12 bottles