Wine of the week: A Blank Bottle
This is the project of wine rebell Pieter Walser from Wester Cape, South Africa. Every year he and his assistant make about 30 different wines with grapes from 60 vineyards all over Wester Cape. He uses 35-40 different grape varieties and each batch is tiny tiny. And to top it all, about half of all wines he make will not be made again.
He never put the graps on the label, because he wants the wine to be judged for it's content, not the label.
To confuse even more, he use all kinds of bottles, one would not expect for the particular wine. A red Syrah could easily come in a Rieseling style bottle, and so on. You get the picture.
I've tasted e few of his projects and they go in all kinds of directions. Ranging from very good, to not so good :)
This one is excellent.
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