Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc Abstract Marlborough 2017
  • White Wine
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sustainable
  • Dry
  • 750ml
  • 13.3% alc./vol

Blank Canvas Sauvignon Blanc Abstract Marlborough 2017

Marlborough, New Zealand
Regular price $46.95per bottle ($281.70per case)
6 bottles per case
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Textured & Aromatic

Blank Canvas is the personal wine range of husband and wife team, Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson, MW. With a focus on Marlborough, Syrah from Hawkes Bay and Pinot Noir from Central Otago, the Blank Canvas wines are exciting, small-batch and increasingly recognised as the avant-garde of New Zealand wine.

While the classic expression of this famous wine style is about fruit purity and crispness, this wine represents an alternative interpretation. ‘Abstract’ is a departure from the norm. This wine is all about texture and layers of aromatic complexity derived from both fruit and winemaking. The Holdaway family vineyard in Dillons Point provides the pillar of blackcurrant, passionfruit and its signature salty minerality, while the 100% wild yeast fermentation in seasoned French oak puncheons offers savoury attraction and complexity on the palate.

This Sauvignon Blanc would pair perfectly with any fish dish.

About the Winery

Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas is the personal wine range of husband and wife team, Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson.

Having completed over fifty back-to-back vintages in both New Zealand and Europe as an award-winning winemaking consultant, Matt together with Sophie felt it was time to create and build a wine brand together, with their first vintage in 2013. Blank Canvas embodies their own expression of art-meets-science with single-vineyard, small batch wines that push the sensory boundaries and challenge winemaking orthodoxy.

Winemaker Matt Thomson’s science background defines the parameters of his winemaking canvas, allowing creativity to flow within those bounds. Together with business partner, Master of Wine student and wife Sophie Parker-Thomson, Matt is striving to achieve the unique winemaking fusion between art and science, pushing the boundaries to capture a unique expression.

Sophie recently obtained her Master of Wine title,  joining 149 women MWs globally with the total number of MWs in the world now 418 in 32 countries.

Press Reviews

Vinous

94 points

A dry-farmed Sauvignon that's made like a Chardonnay: hand-picked and whole-bunch-pressed, the cloudy juice sent to puncheon for fermentation. The wine rests on lees for 14 months with no bâtonnage, followed by a year in bottle before release. As a result, you can expect a richly textured expression and savory, almond and lanolin-like characters alongside black currant, lemon and cornichon flavors. Intriguing and drinking beautifully now. This is a Marlborough Sauvignon that doffs its cap to good white Bordeaux – and succeeds. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous Media. November 2020.

Real Reviews

94 points - Bob Campbell MW, Real Reviews

Oak fermented and matured sauvignon blanc that's as much about texture as it is about grapefruit, guava, struck flint, mineral and passionfruit flavours. An impressive wine with power and purity. Bob Campbell MW, Real Review. 13/5/2019

Cameron Douglas, MW.

93 points

Bold and very expressive bouquet with layers of dried and fresh herbs, citrus peel, wet gravelly soils and then some tropical fruit moments. The palate reveals much more with a silky texture, soft toasty wood spice with a vanilla edge, white peach, apple, wild flowers and rose flavours. There’s plenty of acidity to add freshness and structure as well as carry through the flavours to a lengthy finish. As the wine begins to open up the complexity and depth begin to show as well. A very good wine and one that requires your time and attention. Well made with a great finish. Drink now and through 2022. Cameron Douglas MW, 15/12/2019