Blankbottle Kortpad Kaaptoe 2020


Blankbottle Kortpad Kaaptoe 2020 from 8wines

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Drink now or cellar for up to 4 years. Serve chilled. Blankbottle is one of South Africa’s most dynamic and exciting wine labels thanks to winemaker Pieter Hauptfleisch Walser’s insistence on producing 30 different wines each vintage, many of which are just created as one-offs. Pieter tours vineyards in specific appellations looking for the most interesting plots which are then used in his masterful creations. This handsome white is named after an old footpath which serves as a shortcut from the Swartland to Cape Town. It was here that Pieter stumbled across a stunning parcel of bush vines planted some 30 years ago with the little-known Fernao Pires grape from Portugal. The bottling is reminiscent of a fine Condrieu from the Rhone Valley thanks to the luscious creamy texture and ripe tropical fruit flavours. Pieter vinified this bottling using wild yeasts naturally occurring on the grape skins in large French oak casks, leaving the young wine to mature on the lees for a year before bottling. Enticing apricot, peach, mango and pineapple notes dominate on the nose along with hints of honeysuckle, jasmine, and creamy yoghurt. It’s a stylish yet powerful white wine that’s perfect for pairing with roast chicken, creamy pasta dishes, or simply a generous platter of mature hard cheeses.


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