Luddite Saboteur White 2017
En Saboteur White, altså en saboteur hvidvin lavet af Niels Verburg og det er en hvidvin i særklasse og fra øverste hylde.
... i en provokerende indpakning.
The Winemagazine Rating: 95/100. En sjælden høj rating herfra.
Hvidvinen er en blanding på druerne 77% Chenin Blanc, 14% Viognier and 9% Blanc Fume.
Den har fået 6 måneder på nye franske egefade og i den provokerende indpakning fra Luddite Wines.
Alcohol: 12,9% og ca. 16.000 flasker i denne årgang.
Dyrket efter basale og manuelle principper - bla. NUL kunstvanding, NUL kemikalier, NUL kunstgødning, NUL maskinel høstning mv.
Saboteur White 2017
This is the third addition of the very successful Saboteur White Blend. 2017 was a challenging vintage in the sense that the lack of rainfall and almost drought conditions, resulted in a small Chenin Blanc crop. On the plus side, this resulted in smaller berry size and greater concentration in flavour.
The Chenin Blanc was fermented naturally on skins for a period of 6 to 18 days, depending on the particular batch of Chenin Blanc, The Viognier came in later and was fermented for 12 days on skins. The Blanc Fume portion was fermented in barrel and batonaged to get rid of as much Sauvignon Blanc characteristics as possible. All the components spent 6 months in old French Oak barrels. At no stage was anything added to this wine. We racked and made up the blend and the only time we added SO2 was to protect the wine for the bottling process.
Niels Verburg and his wife Penny are unabashed luddites who apply a technology-resistant philosophy to their methods, ‘farming conscientiously with minimum mechanization’ and aiming to make a wine that’s ‘as natural as possible, with little or no intervention’. ‘It’s about knowing that when you buy a bottle of Luddite, what’s inside is genuine and made with integrity,’ says Niels. __________________________________________________________________________