Ultra, BLANKbottle, Swartland, South Africa 2020
Regular price £23.00
Critically-acclaimed winemaker – exciting wines
We are delighted to be able to introduce to you the BLANKbottle range from critically-acclaimed South African winemaker Pieter H. Walser. Pieter explains when he first established the basic premise of the BLANKbottle concept: “In 2004, a lady came to my house to buy wine. She asked for anything but Shiraz. “I don’t drink Shiraz”, were her exact words. I poured her a glass of wine. She loved it and bought 3 cases. It was a straight Shiraz. It’s a fact – we do judge the book by its cover.” And so was born the idea of a range of wines that has no limitations when it comes to style, vintage, area or grape varieties. The result is a selection of wines that excite and intrigue the mind in equal measure.
An old bush vine, single vineyard Chenin blanc. 100% fermented and matured in amphorae. Notes of beeswax, orange peel and fresh apples on the nose, with a wonderful, grippy, saline palate. Plenty of finesse, too, and a very long, ample yet focussed finish. A brilliant Chenin.