Use code “FIRSTBUY” for a 5% discount (excl. sales)

Late Harvest Riesling “Meta” Marlborough 2018 Blank Canvas (375ml)

A hedonistic wine. Aromas of citrus zest, orange blossom honey and marmalade are poised against a luscious and pronounced sweetness on the palate which persists thanks to a backbone of enlivening acidity.

Out of stock


Out of stock

Characteristics & Details


Grape Variety






Wine Region

Sub Region

About this wine

The grapes to produce the Late Harvest Riesling “Meta” Marlborough Blank Canvas were selectively hand-harvested in the vineyard. The fruit was gently whole-bunch pressed with the juice returned to the skins for an overnight maceration to soak up further flavour, sugars and acidity. Upon pressing again the juice was settled naturally and fermented with selected yeast strains in a small stainless steel tank. With minimal intervention throughout, the wine naturally ceased fermentation at around 9.5% alcohol. The wine was racked to French oak puncheons where it spent six months on light lees, followed by gentle filtration before being bottled.

From a single vineyard in the Rapaura sub-region of the Wairau Valley, this small block of Riesling is run meticulously by the Couper family. Cane-pruned and VSP trained, the vineyard was brilliantly situated to deliver perfect noble rot conditions.

Blank Canvas is the vinous studio of award-winning international winemaking consultant Matt Thomson and Master of Wine Sophie Parker-Thomson. With over 40 years of collective experience in the global wine industry, they produce small batch fine wines from exceptional single vineyard sites throughout New Zealand under their art-meets-science project. Matt has worked over fifty vintages in numerous wine regions around the world and has worked with David Gleave since 1994. Sophie has been travelling to Europe and working with Matt since 2011, leaving her career in law behind her. This international experience is the founding inspiration for this husband-and-wife team.

What our customers say

We also recommend

Sign up for our weekly newsletter and get exclusive offers and the latest news

Register for our newsletter and enjoy 5% OFF your first order.