Availability: In stock
Case size: 6 / Bottle size: 750ml
- Tasting Notes
Critics Score: 18
Publication: Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com
Drinking Dates: 2019-2026
Lightish mid ruby, not star bright because unfiltered. Pretty, aromatic red fruits with the freshness of stem influence but without being overtly stemmy – the freshness and structure of stems but no greenness. Already quite complex on the nose, with hints of floral and citrus as well as the red fruits. There's intensity without unwanted concentration, the fruit is sweet but not overly so and the tannins already silky. Freshness to the long finish.
- Product Description
2016 Blank Canvas, Upton Downs Pinot Noir, 6x750ml
From a vineyard on an elevated (400 m) river terrace in the Upper Awatere Valley – clay and silt with some gravel. Clone 777. 40% whole bunch. 25% new oak – most of the wine in new barrels was lost to the earthquake. Bottled unfiltered June 2017.