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Blank Bottle Confessions of a white glove chaser
A new world Bordeaux of sorts. One with an interesting story.
When Pieter Walser went into the winemaking business, he didn’t have to budget to hire a vineyard consultant that could tell him where would be best to buy his grapes from. The Helderberg has many plantings of Bordeaux varietals, and it seemed near impossible to distinguish what was worth investing in.
One day, driving through the area during harvest, he noticed something unusual: all the pickers were wearing white surgical gloves. There had been rumours about these prestigious wineries forking out obscene amounts of money to research soil science and viticulture, picking only the very best parcels of grapes from certain vineyards.
Thinking creatively, Pieter asked the farmer if her could buy the grapes as close as possible to those going to the White Gloves. Where they bought, he bought right next to them, hence chasing the White Gloves.
60% Cabernet Franc with 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s punchy with a velvety concentration. Black fruits, savoury notes and an earthy elegance.
|Wine Type||Red wine|
|Grape Varietal||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon|