Blank Bottle Familiemoord Magnum
PRODUCER: In 2004, a lady came to Pieter's house (then also his office) 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 ~ P Walser
Having no indication of cultivar on the bottle, not only demands complete honesty when it comes to quality, but it allows the opportunity to introduce once-off limited runs of interesting wines. BLANKbottle is an honest brand that had no limitations when it comes to style, vintage, area or cultivars. Something for someone with an open mind and an adventurous heart.
STORY: A wine with quite the story behind it, based on the day that Pieter was close to being arrested for supposedly murdering his son. Panic not, it was nothing more than a simple misunderstanding, but Pieter wanted to preserve the story that made it into the local newspaper on a bottle of wine.
TASTING NOTES: This wine is now 100% Grenache from Piekenierskloof, a high lying ridge with some of the most fabulous old vine Grenache in South Africa. You can tell in this wine - it's incredibly pretty and delicate, but certainly not short on flavour. Think of the Garnachas from Gredos, and dial down the tannins a little. Redcurrant coulis and raspberry ripple swirls across the palate with bruised herbs, gentle spice, soft leather, freesias, and a silken, seamless palate with just the right amount of crunch. As Pieter says, "it was the most beautiful Grenache we could find."