The Blank Bottle Jimny is 100% Verdelho from the Voor Paardeberg.
“In 2004, a lady came to my house (then also my office) to buy wine. She asked for anything but Shiraz. “I don’t drink Shiraz”, were her exact words. I poured her a glass of wine. She loved it and bought 3 cases. It was a straight Shiraz. It’s a fact – we do judge the book by its cover”.
“When I started bank bottle, my goal was to create an honest wine brand that had no limitations when it came to style, vintage, area or cultivars in order to break down any preconceived expectations. Having no indication of cultivar on the bottle makes this possible. Not only does it demand complete honesty when it comes to quality, but it allows me the opportunity to introduce once-off limited runs of interesting wines. Its flexibility turned out to be BLANKbottle’s edge. Something for someone with an open mind and an adventurous heart.”
The Verdelho grapes in this wine are from one vineyard in the Voor Paardeberg, and is named for one of the current farmer’s grandfather – a chap who owned the first ever Suzuki Jimny in the whole of South Africa! Yup, one of those little mini 4x4s that we know over here as a Jimmy. During the mining boom in Namibia, a couple of smarter, tough but small cars were required to get the bigwigs from mine to mine, and a couple of them made their way into South Africa. Years on, the grandson of the famous Jimny and farm owner has continued the tradition and still keeps many. Not only that, but he’s also the reigning champion of the off-road dune racing competition on the west coast!
The Blank Bottle Jimny is rich, it’s ripe, it’s opulent, and 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.