Blank Bottle Jimmy
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.
100% Verdelho from the Voor Paardeberg. It’s rich, it’s ripe, it’s opulent, but so well-balanced. Keylime pie, mango and hints of cardamon, with the most lovely lushness to the palate, like a whipped creamy pudding and hints of ginger too. It goes exceptionally well with Thai food. If you like your whites bold and big, this is for you – slightly later picked, but very fresh and high acidity.