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BLANK Bottle, Jan Niemand 2020


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A punchy nose packed with a heady combination of flora and tropical citrus. The palate is weighty and bold full of mango, tangerine and a lime zest freshness. Long and dry finish.

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From a very special echalas trained Riesling vineyard above a small tributary named Jan Niemand – just 400 bottles made! This labour intensive style of pruning and training is most commonly found on the steep slopes of the Mosel and the Northern Rhone, where the vine is trained up a single pole like a staircase (hence the label!).

Pieter Walser, the winemaker at BLANKbottle was coined “The man making mind-bending wine” by The Telegraph so prepare to have your mind blown with some new wines from BLANKbottle. His wines have built an astonishing following since we first took them and are getting better and better.

Every one of Pieter’s wines is a story, rather than a grape variety, and it’s the juice inside the bottle which reveals that story. He doesn’t own any vines, but instead scours South Africa’s winelands for top-quality fruit that has somehow slipped under the radar, now sourcing from nearly 70 sites. Some years he’ll make 40 wines, other years 50. With the benefit of anonymity, variety and regional identity take a back seat while parcel expression does the driving. These are some of South Africa’s most original wines, made by one of South Africa’s most original winemakers. So as quantities are very limited for some wines, grab some now, whilst you can.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
A heavily biased review

I grew up on the farm where these vines are grown, so this was a highly anticipated bottle.

There’s a toffee apple flavour that develops as you drink and the wine softens becoming quite buttery, despite its zesty start. In fact if I’d been served this and told it was a Chardonnay I’d have believed it (though I should add that it was enjoyed with a friend who hates Chardonnay & buttery wines who absolutely loved Jan Niemand) It’s a highly drinkable bottle that tastes of sunshine & summer.

Highly recommended (despite my bias) as Pieter is one of the most interesting wine makers coming out of South Africa right now.