Blank Bottle Little William 2021
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PRODUCER: As rebel winemakers go, Pieter H Walser is about as rebellious as you can get. This is the South African behind Blankbottle, the winery that picked up a good deal of press recently on account of one of its wines, Limbic, having the blend chosen by the sub-conscious part of Walser’s brain hooked up to electrodes.
WINEMAKING: With an alcohol of 12.5%, the wine is stylistically more towards Pinot Noir than Syrah. An awesome, super elegant wine. All the grapes were fermented 100% whole bunch. This means that whole clusters of grapes were chucked into the tank, not removing stems/stalks, retaining as much of the terroir/vineyard as possible. The juice underwent spontaneous fermentation and was left on the skins for 2 weeks - pressed into older French oak barrels and aged for a year.
TASTING NOTES: For those of you that like Pinot Noir-styled wines, this is the closest Syrah to this you’ll find. Light in colour with mouth quenching acidity, this wine clearly demonstrates true terrior. A key theme in most of Pieter's wines. The palate is bright and fresh with red fruit, balanced out with a silky refreshing finish.
Ready 2019 - 2025.