Matt Thompson and his partner, Sophie Parker-Thompson created their New Zealand based Black Canvas premium wine label from fruits sourced from different vineyards. Both of them, with their immense winemaking experience and expertise in the Marlborough Wine region of New Zealand, went on to establish their own name to add some creativity and character to the classic wines. That the wines created by the Black Canvas Brand are exquisite is no surprise because Matt Thompson is a highly respected winemaker and wine consultant in New Zealand.
Some of the popular wines created by this brand are:
Sauvignon Blanc – This is a classic wine created by this brand and it comes with unique flavours of blackcurrant, guava and passion fruit. The Sauvignon Blanc varietal used for this wine is cultivated in the Wairau Valley.
“Abstract” Sauvignon Blanc – This wine is known for its texture aroma. Blackcurrant and passion fruit flavours along with the mineral-salt texture lend complexity to this wine. Wild yeast is used for fermenting these wines and old French-oak barrels are used for the same.
Riesling – The zesty, sweet wine is known for its lemon and honeysuckle flavours. It contains a very low alcohol content (only around 8%),which is why many people love it. The Riesling grape varietal for this wine is cultivated in the Marlborough Valley of Awatere.
Gruner Veltliner – This wine comes with flavours of mandarin and ripe peach. The fruit comes from the Rapaura region of New Zealand.
Chardonnay – This is undisputedly, the best and most popular wine from the Black Canvas brand. With golden peach and grapefruit flavours, this wine is known for its amazingly long finish. These Chardonnay grapes are grown in the Omaka Valley.
Pinot Noir – This is a bold wine that comes with a thick cherry and forest berry flavour. The taste of this wine gets more intense and complex as it ages. The Pinot Noir grapes are grown in the Waihopai Valley.