The police suspected Pieter of killing and burying his son. Saying that a huge misunderstanding took place would be an understatement! Of course, Pieter’s son is perfectly healthy and well! Not the most common story about the inspiration behind a label – this is the actual newspaper story appeared back in October 2013!
I tried Blank bottle wines at Intrepid WOSA South African Tasting, as per @douglasblyde ‘s recommendation, last Thursday. After a few failed attempts to find space at the table,as it was super busy, I finally made it and warned Pieter that I am not leaving before trying his range!
Familiemoord is a stunning, energetic blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir and a bit of Cinsault, made from grapes grown near Darling of the west coast of South Africa. Expressive notes of cranberry, cherries and red berries, amazingly elegant and focused with a very silky mouthfeel. A seriously delicious wine made by an inspiring man! You should definitely look out for the rest of the Blank bottle range!
I am a big fan of South African wines and was hugely impressed by the overall quality of the Intrepid South African Tasting. Lots of inspiring, dynamic producers with a global overview making wines with an enticing sense of place and respect to tradition.