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Blank Bottle Aasvoel 2020

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Country
south africa
Region
stellenbosch
Type
WHITE
Producer
BLANK BOTTLE
Grape
verdelho
Vintage
2020
Alcohol
12.5%

Tasting Notes

Tiny production, not made every year, 100% Verdelho, from the oldest vineyard of the variety in the country! Incredible concentration and energy from the first sniff. Concentrated lime peel, greengages galore, delicately spiced pear, with a sprinkle of fresh rosemary and thyme. Dangerously moreish with a streak of lime (almost cheesecake combined with the wine's unctuous feel) and the most satisfyingly saline finish.  Fabulous energy and verve.

More Info

  "In 2014 I received a phone call from a fellow winemaker. “Do you need some Verdelho?” he asked. I am always on the lookout for something interesting and Stellenbosch Verdelho fits the bill... I bought what grapes he had left and the wine turned out to be fantastic! So obviously I would love to buy some every year, but the production of a normal year is not high enough to accommodate another buyer. So I became an Aasvoel  - an Afrikaans word for a ”vulture” - sitting on a pole, watching the vineyard. If something falls off the truck, I pick it up (figuratively speaking of course!). In other words, if it is a high production year, I get some grapes. In 2015 I got nothing, 2016 and 2017 came and went and I was still sitting on the pole - eagerly watching. And then in harvest 2018 it came: the call “do you want to make another Aasvoel?” Total production 914 bottles - 100% Stellenbosch Verdelho. And here I am again, on the pole - waiting…"

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