BlankBottle BOBERG 2020


Pieter Walser from Blankbottle has got to be one of the most interesting, inspired, and avant-garde winemakers there is. His wine background mounts to college when he drove past a winery that had bottles with no labels on offer and he could only afford 3 cases. Went back and sold the 3 at a profit. That very moment started a fascinating story that would inspire any of us.

As per his own words:

“Moment of Silence predominantly comes from a farm in Wellington called Twyfeling. Boberg is situated on a farm right next to Twyfeling and literally looks onto the vineyards of Twyfeling. Now Twyfeling was owned by my direct family seven generations ago. So on the label it shows 7 generations with Boberg overlooking all seven generations of the Hauptfleisch family. 2015 was the first year that I bought the grapes from this Vineyard. The Farmer calls the vineyard BOBERG, which means “on top of the Mountain”.

It was a neglected little vineyard, old bush vines with no irrigation. The farmer identified it as a site with potential and started with a restoration process. The vineyard grows in decomposed granitic soil in Wellington. The site is cooler than the others in the area.


Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Light straw yellow
Nose Complex and mineral with hints of citrus, apples and cool hints of stone fruit
Palate Acid fresh, slim and texture driven. Fruit like on the nose. Solid.

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol % 12.5% ​​vol
Style Aromatic White Wine
Estate/Producer Pieter Walser
Country South Africa
Region Wellington
Vintage 2020
Vinification  Fermented spontaneously in a 1600L concrete egg shapes tank
Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Ready to be enjoyed with some room to age


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