BLANKbottle Familiemoord NV Bottle size: 750ml

South Africa, Western Cape
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'When it comes to Familiemoord, having all the components of a similar vintage are not that important to me. The 2019 vintage Grenache was a little bit lighter than usual. I had in barrel some 2018 and a little bit of that made the Grenade component a little bit plusher and when you mix different vintages the wine needs to be labelled as a non-vintage. The Grenache fermented whole clusters in an open top fermentation vessel. The 2018 component is from a trellised vineyard in Wellington where the 2019 is from a bush Vine Organically Certified Wellington Vineyard. The Pinot noir from Elgin were fermented 50% whole cluster and the Cinsaut from darling, 100% whole clusters. The fine crunchy tannins that come from the stems give this rather low in acid wine a sense of freshness.' – Pieter Walser, Winemaker

The Story behind the wine:
The Familiemoord wine gets its name from a true story in which the police thought the winemaker, Pieter Walser, killed his son and buried him in a shallow grave in the vacant property next-door. One day Pieter decided to build a sandpit for his 3 kids to play in and the closest and most convenient place to get pure white sand from, was from the vacant property right next-door. After removing the grass, the white sand was exposed, and Pieter transferred the sand to the sand pit on his property (replacing the sand with soil from his own property).

While filling in the hole with soil, Pieter's 7-year-old son jumped into the hole and covered himself with soil. They played around and Pieter threw the rest of the soil on him until only his head stuck out. What they didn't know at that point was that a few boys from the neighbourhood passed by on their bikes at that very moment. These very upset children drove straight home telling the one kid’s mom that a guy with long blonde hair killed a boy with a spade and is busy burying him in a shallow grave, at the vacant property. They phoned the police who came out to the property and declared a crime scene. The police found out it was a misunderstanding and all was resolved.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Pieter Walser
Alcohol 13.5%
Blend information Pinot Noir and Cinsaut
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Blend
Technical analysis RS: 1.58 g/L | TA: 4.82 g/L | PH: 3.67
Producer information Pieter Walser is one of the most innovative winemakers in the world, and is the producer of some of SA's most coveted wines that you've probably never tasted. Within BLANKbottle there are no 2 wines alike and about 30% of the wines are once-off limited editions. Pieter crafts unique wine blends, picking about 35 grape varieties from 60 vineyards around the Cape. Each of his wines is bottled and labelled according to the unique story behind it. The main aim of BLANKbottle wines is to provide an honest, personal taste with no preconceived expectations that come with certain vintages or styles.
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