Blank Canvas Escaroth Vineyard Marlborough Chardonnay 2021
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Sustainable, Vegetarian, Vegan
The naturally small yield of the 2021 vintage has resulted in an exceptionally concentrated and lengthy fruit profile of grapefruit, lemon, and white-fleshed stone fruit alongside subtle toast, grilled hazelnuts, and a hint of flint.
The 'Escaroth' vineyard is home to dedicated growers Andy and Kyna Laurie. Situated in the Taylor Pass subregion of the Southern Valleys, they first planted vines on their land at the turn of the Millennium. The Chardonnay is 100% Clone 95, which Matt and Sophie love for its elegance and aromatic complexity. The plot is on the highest part of the vineyard, nestled on a beautiful north facing slope. It is dry-farmed and tended by hand.
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.