Blankbottle General J 2022Regular price $58.00
This wine is one for the natural wine devotees - slightly reductive on the nose on opening with notes of raspberry, hints of blackcurrant fruit and leaf, charcoal and cola. It is best-served-chilled.
This is winemaker Pieter Walser's wacky take on his own Beaujolais Nouveau, although not made from Gamay, but rather a blend of Grenache, Cinsault, Pinot Noir from various vineyards in Breedekloof, Wellington, Stellenbosc and Elgin.
The grapes were picked at optimal ripeness and cooled overnight to 4 degrees celsius. The next morning the grapes were part destemmed and part taken as whole bunches to open top fermenters. They were then fermented spontaneously and left on the skins for 3 weeks; after which they were pressed into older French oak barrels. The wine stayed one month in barrel before it was blended and bottled. Like Beaujolais Nouveau, the wine was released two months after harvest.
39% Cinsault, 30.5% Pinot Noir, 30.5% Grenache Noir
|Residual Sugar||1.9 g/L|
|Total Acidity||4.99 g/L|