The Black Canvas, Escaroth Chardonnay, Marlborough 2019 is the first vintage of a single vineyard - now exclusively replanted to Dijon clone 95. Made with 30 percent new oak, it is rich and expressive in style lined with a touch of butter. Lees stirring gives additional complexity and adds a savoury note. All this is cut by a refreshing lemony and lemon rind type of acidity. Toasty on the palate it has a mineral, oyster shell finish. The wine is still on the young side, but decanted it is excellent with food. A Burgundian counterpart for sure, which represents good value for the quality of viticulture.
Vineyard: The Escaroth single vineyard has some of the oldest soils in the region consisting of very low-vigour clay soils, which are perfect for low yielding Pinot Noir. The north-facing slope means excellent exposure to the sun in an area that has a greater diurnal range than the main Wairau Valley.
The vineyard is dry-farmed and everything is done by hand - this is because of the hillside nature of the site being adverse to machinery!
Winemaking: Wild fermentation, zero battonage, natural malolactic fermentation and a mixed format oak regime (barriques, 30% new). Black Canvast adheres to maintaining a minimalist philosophy, they bottle the Escaroth Chardonnay without filtration.
Black Canvas wines are 100 percent single-vineyard wines from New Zealand. They are produced in small batch and are a manifestation of the exact time and place they are from. Every vineyard site and every vintage reflect individuality and character. Black Canvas seeks out exceptional single vineyard sites throughout Marlborough, Hawke's Bay and Central Otago in New Zealand, grown by long-term grower partners that are dedicated to their land.
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