WHITE | BUTTER, BABY
Niels channels his inner stamp collector with this gorgeously geeky little number.
WHAT WE TASTE
Salty green plums, lemon blossoms and a hint of beeswax
“A dope-smoking political anarchist meets an upstanding young goody-goody sportsman at a mutual friend's 21st” – 35 years and 3 kids later, they are the family behind Luddite Wines. After a few years abroad, Niels and Penny returned to South Africa and found their plot of land in Bot River. Niels had a definite plan as to how he wanted to make wine and Penny knew that she wanted to farm as “green” as possible. Everything had to be about the wine. No intervention, no shortcuts and staying true to only bottling what, hand on heart was the best.
Grape: Chenin Blanc
Style: A ‘push the boat out’ white | 2,500 bottles produced
Ingredients: Grapes + a splash of sulphur (as little as possible!)