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Saboteur White Crown Cap

Luddite, Saboteur White Crown Cap 2018

R175

6 in stock

Notes

2015 was the maiden vintage of the Saboteur White blend, created to partner the successful Saboteur Red blend.

Niels set out to make a white blend that was both serious and refreshing. It’s a Chenin Blanc based blend with different percentages of Viognier and Blanc Fumé, depending on the vintage. And it turns out that this new wine, with its new closure and new packaging, was an excellent tribute to the Saboteurs...it initially sold out within 3 days.

The grapes for the Saboteur range are sourced from Bot River and the neighbouring wine regions, making it a wine of origin Cape South Coast. Although the blends varied in 2016 and 2017, the vintages have lived up to the precedent set by the maiden vintage and have received great reviews (and excellent sales!).

Drink them and be inspired!

The current vintage jas yet to be tasted, the tasting notes below are from the previous vintage:
'Matured for five months in French oak, the 2017 Saboteur White has a well-defined, quite floral bouquet that develops light honeysuckle and beeswax aromas with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and fine weight in the mouth, revealing hints of peach skin, nectarine and ginger toward the finish. Very fine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 90/100

'There are more polished white blends out there but there are few as compelling as the Saboteur White from Niels Verburg of Luddite in Bot River. The current-release is a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 14% Viognier and 9% Sauvignon Blanc, the first two components skin fermented for up to 18 days and the latter barrel fermented and matured to 'get rid of as much varietal character as possible. The nose shows some reductive pong which plays off against some floral perfume before green, white and yellow fruit. The palate, meanwhile, is juicy and fresh on entry before a long and savoury finish. Lo-fi in the best sense.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100
2015 was the maiden vintage of the Saboteur White blend, created to partner the successful Saboteur Red blend.

Niels set out to make a white blend that was both serious and refreshing. It’s a Chenin Blanc based blend with different percentages of Viognier and Blanc Fumé, depending on the vintage. And it turns out that this new wine, with its new closure and new packaging, was an excellent tribute to the Saboteurs...it initially sold out within 3 days.

The grapes for the Saboteur range are sourced from Bot River and the neighbouring wine regions, making it a wine of origin Cape South Coast. Although the blends varied in 2016 and 2017, the vintages have lived up to the precedent set by the maiden vintage and have received great reviews (and excellent sales!).

Drink them and be inspired!

The current vintage jas yet to be tasted, the tasting notes below are from the previous vintage:
'Matured for five months in French oak, the 2017 Saboteur White has a well-defined, quite floral bouquet that develops light honeysuckle and beeswax aromas with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity and fine weight in the mouth, revealing hints of peach skin, nectarine and ginger toward the finish. Very fine.' – Neal Martin Report 2018, 90/100

'There are more polished white blends out there but there are few as compelling as the Saboteur White from Niels Verburg of Luddite in Bot River. The current-release is a blend of 77% Chenin Blanc, 14% Viognier and 9% Sauvignon Blanc, the first two components skin fermented for up to 18 days and the latter barrel fermented and matured to 'get rid of as much varietal character as possible. The nose shows some reductive pong which plays off against some floral perfume before green, white and yellow fruit. The palate, meanwhile, is juicy and fresh on entry before a long and savoury finish. Lo-fi in the best sense.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 93/100
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Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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