Blank Canvas

Blank Canvas

Distinctive, small-batch fine wines made from exceptional single vineyard sites in Marlborough and Hawke's Bay. Blank Canvas is the personal wine range of husband and wife team, Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson MW. Matt is an award-winning winemaking consultant with fifty back-to-back vintages in both New Zealand and Europe. Blank Canvas is their vinous studio – these are not mainstream wines.

Blank Canvas "... is one of the most exciting labels to come out of Marlborough in the past decade." - Rebecca Gibb MW





Blank Canvas Reed Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Blank Canvas Reed Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

34,00 CHF - 35,00 CHF*

46,67 CHF pro Liter

Blank Canvas Reed Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

Blank Canvas Reed Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

34,00 CHF - 35,00 CHF*

46,67 CHF pro Liter

Consistently reviewed among the top Marlborough and New Zealand Chardonnays, the Reed Vineyard Chardonnay has both power and incredible elegance. A wine with a well-judged 'reductive' (smoky, struck-match) aroma.


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Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

39,60 CHF - 40,60 CHF*

54,14 CHF pro Liter

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

Blank Canvas Escaroth Pinot Noir 2020

39,60 CHF - 40,60 CHF*

54,14 CHF pro Liter

A dragon meets you at the entrance of the vineyard. Escaroth's dry farmed Pinot Noir produces a bewildering fragrance of violets, red cherry and blackberry overlaid with a smoky, earthy savouriness.


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Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

39,60 CHF - 40,60 CHF*

54,14 CHF pro Liter

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

Blank Canvas Settlement Pinot Noir 2019

39,60 CHF - 40,60 CHF*

54,14 CHF pro Liter

"This Settlement Vineyard Pinot Noir is a classic representation of Pinot Noir from the Omaka. It has real density and power. In my mind the Omaka is the most tannic subregion in Marlborough, the wine just swallows the 50% whole bunch. It is incredibly structured and is built to age." - Matt Thomson


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Blank Canvas vineyard

About Blank Canvas Wines

Blank Canvas is the personal wine range of husband and wife team, Matt Thomson and Sophie Parker-Thomson MW:
“We want our wines to speak of the place and time they are from, to be ephemeral in that each wine is never to be repeated, but enduring because they evoke something inside of us.”

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.

Matt and Sophie from Blank Canvas

Winemaking

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.

Each vineyard, wine and vintage are treated differently from year to year. They largely allow indigenous yeast ferments, natural malolactic fermentation, avoid battonage, use minimal SO2 additions, and avoid fining and filtration when they can.

Winemaker Matt Thomson’s science background defines the parameters of his winemaking canvas, allowing creativity to flow within those bounds.

The overall production for Blank Canvas is around 42,000 bottles only.

The vineyards

Matt and Sophie search for what they feel are the best sub-regions, sites and soils for the particular variety they are making.

All vineyards are 100% sustainable certified. The growers have a long-term commitment to the land, working with a regenerative viticulture mentality.

The name Blank Canvas

Matt and Sophie explain: "We approach every vineyard, every vintage and every wine as a Blank Canvas. Every wine is from a single vineyard and is small batch in nature. As a result, they are a manifestation of the exact time and place they are from, with every site and every vintage reflecting the differences unique to it. ... So, if our wines are a canvas to paint a snapshot of time, a portrait of our growers, a view of the hillside, we want to paint a work of wonder, a piece that moves you. A masterpiece. And this is why with every wine we make, we start with a Blank Canvas."
Blank Canvas vineyard

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