Blank Canvas

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Blank Canvas, launched in 2013, is the pursuit of husband and wife team, Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson. With 27 years’ winemaking experience in both Europe and New Zealand we are able to look holistically at the enormous potential New Zealand has with Pinot Noir. It allows us to bring the knowledge of Europe’s maturity; successfully marrying variety with site. We seek out special Pinot Noir sites of low-vigour for solely single vineyard expressions. We pursue elegance and perfume rather than size, while respecting expression of site. Using low toast oak ensures the profile is not obscured by sweet notes and remains true to terroir, while fermenting with a proportion of whole-cluster givens tannic complexity and longevity.

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