The Blank Bottle Kortpad Kaaptoe is straight Fernao Pirez 2014 from a 39-year old un-irrigated bush-vine vineyard planted in the sand on the Darling side of the Swartland. – Kortpad Kaaptoe means the quickest route in Afrikaans. “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 Blank Bottle Kortpad Kaaptoe is a candid full and rich dry white wine with deep golden-green colour and fat tears. Striking nose of rich exotic fruits and even spices. Flowers broadly when aerating. Perfectly harmonious and demanding complementary food on the plate. Delicious long aftertaste with mouth flavours that constantly change. Wine par excellence for the richest preparations with seafood, with white meat like calf and offal, with lush ripened hard cheeses and washed crust, and with a gratin of white vegetable dishes.