Blank Canvas Abstract Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Notes: Sustainable, Vegetarian, Vegan
This wine has aromas of blackcurrant and passionfruit, balanced by a signature salty minerality from the Holdaway vineyard. The 100% wild yeast fermentation in seasoned French oak puncheons offers a flinty, savoury attraction and complexity on the palate.
The Holdaway vineyard is in the Dillons Point sub-region located on the coastal fringe of the Wairau Valley. This vineyard belongs to the Holdaway family who have been farming in Marlborough since 1864. They practice sustainable viticulture with such things as their own compost and mulching preparations to maintain organic matter in the soil. The soils are fertile and deep but well-drained, with plenty of mineral nutrients which is ideal for Sauvignon. Unusually this parcel is dry-farmed, so the roots go deep, maintaining vigour via the pure underground aquifers. The vineyard is VSP-trained and cane-pruned with wild-sown cover crops for extra organic matter and biodiversity.
Blank Canvas is the vinous studio of award-winning international winemaking consultant Matt Thomson and Master of Wine Sophie Parker-Thomson. With over 40 years of collective experience in the global wine industry, they produce small batch fine wines from exceptional single vineyard sites throughout New Zealand under their art-meets-science project