Blank Canvas, Gruner Veltliner 2013
“After more than 40 vintages as a flying winemaker, this is Matt Thomson’s first venture. While this GV is partly aged in new and used oak, you can hardly notice it, and the classic white pepper notes are well defined with the addition of citrus and peach. Zesty, elegant and light.” 91 Points – Christelle Guibert, Decanter Magazine.
Blank Canvas, Syrah, 2014
“Impenetrably inky in the glass, with a super-sexy sheen, I just wanted to devour it regardless of how it stacks up in the aroma and taste stakes. Often, to give syrah an aromatic boost, a splash of viognier is added to syrah (a la Cote Rotie). However, this peppery upstart has had 7.5 per cent gruner veltliner skins injected, giving an elegant, fleshy layer to the violet-and-berry-driven palate. Crazy, yes. Tasty, yes.” Yvonne Lorkin, Canvas Magazine NZ Herald