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Blank Bottle Kortpad Kaaptoe, Swartland 2017

 
Country: South africa
Region: Swartland
Type: White
Producer: Blank bottle
Grape: Fernao Pires
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2017

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Smells like luscious turkish delight and crystallised pineapple bashed with quartzy stones. Tangerine fruited with juicy white peaches, honey blossom, with a lifted spiced finish reminiscent of the steep hillsides of Condrieu. Though not, it's not Viognier. 100% Fernao Pires from one 51 year old vineyard planted in sandy soils on the Darling side of the Swartland.


Tasting Notes

Kortpad Kaaptoe means quickest route in Afrikaans. This wine is named for just that, following on from an occasion when Pieter had to get back to Cape Town in a great hurry. He was told to drive past the Carignan and Shiraz vines, and then turn left after the Fernao Pires. Pieter, firstly astounded not to have heard of this grape, and then having to drive past said weird vines that he couldn't stop at was determined to go back to visit this old vineyard in the Swartland. The wine is therefore named for the shortcut he took back to Cape, that occasion discovering this grape and this amazing vineyard that he had never heard of!

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