Blank Canvas Meta Riesling 2018 375ml
- New Zealand, 375ml
"A striking bouquet; powerful, intense and fruity. Aromas of preserved lemon and baked apple then honeyed tropical fruits suggesting baked pineapple and mango. On the palate - pure, fresh and sweet, honeyed stone-fruits then non-fruits flavours of beeswax and whipped rewarewa honey, some toasty preserved lemon layers and a whisper of saltiness. The sweetness is easily contrasted by the acidity lengthening the finish and providing a crisp, precise finish." Cameron Douglas
- Winery: Blank Canvas
- Varietal: Riesling
- Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
- Vintage: 2018
- Alcohol: 9.5%
- Volume: 375ml
- Closure: Screwcap
- Food pairing: BBQ pork, chicken satay pasta, blue cheese
"We chose the name 'Meta' for our botrytised, late harvested Riesling, as it embodies the remarkable change of condition the grapes undergo as they are transformed by noble rot over the final weeks of Autumn. From healthy fruit into shrivelled but concentrated, intensely sweet berries; once harvested these have the potential to yield the most hedonistic, nectarous wine one can imagine. Aromas of citrus zest, orange blossom honey and marmalade are poised against a luscious and pronounced sweetness on the palate which persists thanks to a backbone of enlivening acidity." Blank Canvas
From Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, Blank Canvas embodies the story of husband and wife team; international wine-making consultant Matt Thomson, and solicitor turned Master of Wine student Sophie Parker-Thomson.
Their collective goal is to create distinctive small-batch, single vineyard wines that reflect the best sub-regional sites in New Zealand. Their approach is minimalist, treading a path that incorporates both tradition and innovation, embracing both science and artistry.
Wines made without recipes, Blank Canvas is about pushing boundaries, taking risks and using creative license to create wines that are different, distinctive and sincere.
- 93/100 Points - Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
- 96/100 Points & 5 Stars - Huon Hooke, The Real Review
- 94/100 Points & Excellent & Delicious - Cameron Douglas MS
- 4.5 Stars & 91/100 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
- 4.5 Stars & 93/100 Points - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
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