Blank Canvas Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough

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Blank Canvas Pinot Noir 2015, Marlborough
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Why's Pinot Noir so often called the 'heartbreak grape'?

To taste a red wine like this delicious Marlborough example is to answer that question in one fell swoop. A top single vineyard New Zealand wine which carries effortlessly all the hallmarks of superlative Pinot Noir.

There's depth, complexity all beautifully balanced by that silky Pinot framework that's so elusive and difficult to achieve. Its perfume alone is something that's mesmerising, changing as the wine opens up in your glass. And, like all great Pinot Noir wines, it'll continue to improve with time, evolving little by little into a masterpiece.

Evocatively perfumed wine with savoury, fresh herb, violet, red rose, cherry and berry flavours supported by classy spicy oak. Dense and seamless with an impressively lengthy finish. Delicious wine. 97pts, 5 Stars, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Marlborough

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir

Country

New Zealand

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBlue Cheese, Duck, Pork

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

£27.99
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Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas Wines is the solo project of Matt Thomson, together with his wife, Sophie Parker-Thomson. Drawing upon Matt's science-based background, his extensive experience making wines around the world, and their joint desire to show New Zealand wines to their maximum potential, Blank Canvas wines aim to make the very best Kiwi wines available.

These wines, from the Marlborough and Hawkes Bay wine regions, are ground-breaking bottles that'll challenge any preconceptions you may have about New Zealand wine.

Masterpieces in the making, highly collectable works of art - let Blank Canvas wines take you on a wine journey you'll not forget..
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"What a fabulous showing for all of the wines in the Blank Canvas range I must say. From a single vineyard in the Waihopai Valley of Marlborough, a large proportion of this was fermented as whole bunches of grapes, with wild yeasts, before ageing in French oak barrels. What an aromatic Pinot Noir, floral and herbal, bright cherry melts into a subtle earthy and nutty note, then the wine powers onto the palate: it as its seductive side for sure, with juicy, dense fruit, but there is light and air in this picture too, an edge to the firm tannins and the acidity, spice and subtle truffle character, and then a pristine finish almost like a white wine with its cool focus and length. Seriously good Pinot Noir this, multi-faceted and delicious"

The Region

Given its a relative newcomer to making wines, New Zealand is blessed with some exceptional wine regions. Most famous of all is undoubtedly Marlborough, forever linked to the runaway Kiwi wine success: Sauvignon Blanc.

This strikingly beautiful wine region is found at the northeastern tip of the south island. Whilst it's Sauvignon that's by far and away the top variety here, Chardonnay, Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, and Pinot Noir are all making some of the best New Zealand wines you'll ever taste.

Hawkes Bay, near Napier on the north island, is best known for its red wines, thanks to some top gravelly soils and ideal ripening conditions. Blank Canvas' Syrah comes from this red wine hotspot.
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A great red

I love my Pinot Noir and this is a stunner.

By Al on 18th March 2019

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Mushroom Risotto with Caramelised Onions

The wholesome, rich and earthy flavours of mushroom risotto pair perfectly aged and oaked reds. As this risotto is baked it gives you the perfect opportunity to crack open a bottle of your favourite Blank Canvas red and let it breathe before serving.
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Duck Breast With Wild Mushrooms And Cream

The rich, fatty flavours of duck, combined with creamy mushrooms call for a soft, smooth red with fresh fruit flavours. Head to light or medium bodied reds - fruity Pinot Noir, Grenache or Pinotage pair well. We particularly like our Blank Canvas Pinot Noir.
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Roast Lamb with Herb Butter

Lamb is a classic match for Pinot Noir, Tempranillo or Sangiovese with the balanced tannins and cedary flavours of the wine perfectly matching this simple, easy roast. Why not try a New Zealand Pinot Noir from Marlborough?
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