6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $57.99 EACH
The BLANKBOTTLE Winery
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
HELDERBERG, Western Cape, South Africa
CABERNET FRANC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, MERLOT
Wine Note from Swig UK
This is a story of very creative and budget-friendly wine-making that goes back to 2013 when Pieter Walser was on the hunt for excellent fruit sources, but was a little strapped for cash. At the time there were rumours going round about about a new series of consultants in town to sift through the huge amount of Bordeaux vineyards on offer to pick only the very best for SA's very only Screaming Eagle. On spotting a picking team wearing white surgical gloves, Pieter asked the farmer if he could buy the grapes as close as possible to the piece going to the White Gloves. And this is his confession of how he started chasing the white gloves! It's a remarkable wine - graceful yet with terrific concentration, velvety with a savoury, earthy touch making it very complex. For me this is reminiscent of a New World St Estephe.