The BLANKBottle Winery

MY KOFFER

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By The BLANKBottle Winery

RED | PLAYFUL
Sassy, bright and oh so easy, this little love letter to Cinsault is a light red drinker’s dream!

WHAT WE TASTE
Cherries, strawberries, and star anise

PERFECT PAIRING
Char siu, gamey meats, duck breast with a cranberry sauce
TEMP CHECK
Keep it in the fridge, then ditch the ice bucket when you open it
ABOUT THE BLANKBOTTLE WINERY

So much of our approach to wine has been inspired by Pieter Walser and his BLANKbottle wines – where the bottles typically don’t show the varietal to avoid any preconceived ideas about what people think they like and don’t like when it comes to wines. “You can’t judge it by the label; it takes drinking a whole bottle to get to know the wine.” He also designs those labels.

OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
The first wine Pieter bought for himself was called Tassenberg – often called Tas or Tassies. Not the highest quality wine overall, he recognized a strawberry character that he fell in love with from the Cinsault component. After a couple of years of searching for the perfect vineyard, Pieter finally makes his own ‘version’ of Tas. In Afrikaans, ‘tas’ and ‘koffer’ both translate to suitcase. So, My Koffer is Pieter’s suitcase of memories of his ‘first love’.
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Breedekloof, South Africa
Grape: Cinsault
Style: Light, cheeky and delicious