Blank Canvas Riesling 2013, Marlborough

Awards and Accolades

  • SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016

  • SILVER - Sommelier Wine Awards 2016

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Low-alcohol, zesty, old-fashioned lemonade, lime, and a hint of honeysuckle. This 9% white wine pays homage to the great Rieslings of Germany's Mosel Valley.

Marlborough's top wines aren't all made from Sauvignon Blanc, and once you've tasted this outstanding example, you'll be a convert to the other treats the New Zealand region has in store.

There's an impeccable balance between the ripe fruit notes and the refreshing acidity, making for a very fine drop by itself, whilst pairing wonderfully with dishes that have a spicy element.

A Marlborough wine discovery that you'll find a revelation.

A wonderful Kabinett-style Riesling with a balance that I think it is rare to find in the southern hemisphere where the fruit is so often the star. Limey citrus freshness along with a dry, stony texture, the acid/sugar balance is worthy of a fine German Kabinett. 17.5 pts Julia Harding MW,
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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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The Winemaker

When you think about what goes into making the best wines, the experience and knowledge of the winemaker are critical.

Matt Thomson's resumé is impressive. Taking advantage of the fact grapes are harvested at different times in the northern hemisphere compared to New Zealand, he's worked both there and in France and Italy. 2016 saw his 50th vintage, thanks to this 'flying winemaker' approach.

Matt's successful wine consultancy business, Kiwi-Oeno, has given him experience with lots of different types of grape varieties, and the wines they make. From Refosco, Corvina, and Garganega in northern Italy, to Vermentino, Picpoul, and Carignan in the south of France.

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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Prawn Croquettes Recipe

A great snack or tapas dish, these prawn croquettes just need a drop of fresh, fruity rosé or New World Riesling to set them off! Tyr the Blank Canvas Riesling.
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Moules Marinieres

A classic French dish which is surprisingly versatile with many styles of wine - for a slightly different take, try a ripe, citrussy New World white with high acidity such as Aussie Semillon or New Zealand Riesling.
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Fusion Prawn And Vegetable Curry

The fragrance and flavours of coconut, chilli and ginger hold their own and can only be complemented by a fruity, light white. Give the Blank Canvas Riesling from Marlborough a go.
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