Circuit North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018

Circuit North Canterbury Chardonnay 2018 $24.99  Crafted by the team at Black Estate from organically grown fruit that’s been fermented using a starter culture from the vineyard itself, this is a creamy, brulee and butter-smothered wine, with peach and grapefruit notes underpinning the nutty smoothness. Theres a hint of wildness and funk to the fruit layers […]

Black Estate French Farm Pinot Gris 2018

Black Estate French Farm Pinot Gris 2018 $30 Crafted from fruit sourced from a vineyard overlooking Akaroa Harbour on Canterbury’s Bank’s Peninsula, this is a dry, seriously textural pinot gris showing hints of quince and a palate that definitely rocks in the mineral, quartzy-dry department.  Full and generously flavoured, it’s a deeply complex style fermented in […]

Black Estate Netherwood North Canterbury Chardonnay 2016

Black Estate Netherwood North Canterbury Chardonnay 2016 $65  Created from organically grown fruit and kicked off with a ferment straight from the vineyard, this cashew and citrus-forward chardonnay is their signature example and only produced in years when the fruit is perfect.  It’s big, real big.  Boasting caramelised oak notes, soft smoky characters, wild and […]

Black Estate Home North Canterbury Chenin Blanc 2017 $45 5stars

The Naish family planted chenin blanc on their ‘Home’ vineyard back in 2011, and the vines thrive under the baking Waipara sun and those wild Nor’Easter winds. This is the fourth vintage made by their winemaker, Nicholas Brown, an obsessive fan of wines from the Mid-Loire Valley in France (where chenin and cabernet franc are […]

Black Estate Waipara Rose 2016 $24 (4 stars)

Sweet cranberry, rhubarb and cherry notes on the nose, it’s ultra fruity-fragrant and has instant wham bam appeal. Bursting with cherry and raspberry intensity in the mouth, here’s a rose you won’t forget in a hurry. There’s even a peppery, slightly dense, meaty note which gives it real strength and presence.  Sip with warm, spicy, […]

Black Estate Circuit Chardonnay 2016 $24 (4 stars)

If you’re looking for a chardonnay bursting with hazelnut, citrus and hints of toast and smoke then this is for you.  North Canterbury has real talent for producing chardonnay that shows sensational minerality and combine that with a skilled winemaker who can create creamy, nutty notes in the palate spectrum – then you’ve got a […]

Rolling Riesling Day Feb 16th!

The 2013 Summer of Riesling kicks off this February and on the 16th, the , to celebrate the good folk at Black Estate, Pegasus Bay and Tongue n Groove Wines are hosting a , “Rolling Riesling Day” at C1 Espresso on the corner of Tuam and High St in Christchurch. Between 11am and 4pm they’ll be pouring […]

Black Estate Omihi Series Chardonnay 2010

Black Estate Omihi Series Waipara Chardonnay 2010 $31  If this is the standard of chardonnay Waipara is capable of then that makes me a very excited girl indeed.   I love the way it smells like fresh peach and pineapple spread on a buttered crumpet.  In the mouth it’s vibrant, concentrated and creamy, with silky […]

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