6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $40.99 EACH
The BLANKBOTTLE Winery
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
SWARTLAND, western cape, South Africa
Wine Note from Swig UK
The Ultra 2021 is a compelling old-vine Chenin Blanc from the Swartland. Tim Atkin thought it would be the ‘most conventional’ of the range, ‘but then you discover that it’s named after a rave in Cape Town’. The story behind this is epic: The day-to-day life of the farmer for these old vines is pretty traditional (he only wears khakis and two-tone shirts), but his outlet for life’s stresses is rave parties in Cape Town, including the annual event called Ultra. He’s a ‘closet raver’, and you can even spot him dancing on the front label! The Ultra 2021 is pure and layered with complexity, showing white stone fruit and chalky aromatics. Textured, pithy and fresh, it is utterly delicious.