Blank Canvas named Best Up and Coming Wine Producer by Taste Magazine
Master of Wine Bob Campbell unveils his annual picks of New Zealand wines, from Sauvignon Blanc to Pinot Noir and everything in between, as part of Taste magazine's Top Wine Awards 2019.
Blank Canvas Pinot Noir, Gruner Veltliner and Meta Riesling were all awarded Top Awards for Best Pinot Noir $30-50, Best Minor/New Varieties, and Best Sweet Wine respectively.
In addition, Matt was named Best Up and Coming Winemaker.
You can check out the article in this Autumn edition of Taste Magazine, or read the reviews online here at Taste's website.
The reviews for each of the Top Wines are below:
Weighty, richly textured gruner that was fermented in oak puncheons and aged on the lees for 10 months. Mandarin, orange zest, root ginger and nutty lees.
Evocatively perfumed wine with savoury/fresh herb, violet/red rose, cherry/berry flavours supported by classy spicy oak. Dense and seamless with an impressively lengthy finish.
Concentrated but not overly luscious wine thanks to the restraining affect of tangy acidity. Intense, wine with beeswax, honey, hokey pokey, citrus, lime and floral flavours.