Blank Bottle ULTRA Swartland 2020
PRODUCER: BLANKbottle is not bound to a specific wine area or wine style. It’s from many different vineyards, scattered across the Western Cape of South Africa, different regions, micro-climates, soil types, and ultimately leads to different wine styles. It is driven by quality, adventure, excitement and mystery. And at the centre of it all, are the guys in the vineyards, viticulturists, winemakers, family, friends and BLANKbottle fans.
WINEMAKING: 100% fermented and matured in amphorae.
TASTING NOTE: A juicy Chenin, all full of unmistakable orange marmalade fruit (but it’s dry). The wine occupies the amphorae , and it has the texture and salinity that conjures up the outside of the vessel that gave birth to it.
STORY: The farmer who owns the vines is three hours out of Jo’burg, in the sticks. He’s a quiet, unassuming, guy who has a secret. At the weekend he heads for the city where he goes to raves. Pieter said his neighbours have no idea about this guy’s secret life. The label depicts the farmer, in the crowd, at a rave. The wine occupies the amphorae , and it has the texture and salinity that conjures up the outside of the vessel that gave birth to it. You can spot him, where's-wally style, on the label.