The Underworld Grenache Blanc, Western Cape - Boutinot
X

The Underworld Grenache Blanc, Western Cape 2020

ZPE666

Strange Kompanjie Unlimited

Beneath the earth a hidden kingdom lies. A land of sticks and stones, of broken bones, where roots abide unseen and thrive, finding every fossil and fissure, drinking in the mineral memories of millenia.

Meet the producer

What’s this then? SKU is a casual band of happy ferments. A circus tent of the Cape’s stranger grapes and blends.

We...

LEARN MORE

Production

The wine is a blend of Grenache Blanc from two locations - 60% from 40% unirrigated bush vines located in Piekernierskloof along with 40% from bush vine Paarl fruit (hence why it is classified as 'Western Cape'). The Paarl component has been barrel fermented in 4-6 year old 500lt French oak. The remainder has been wild fermented in stainless steel with 5g/l residual sugar to round off the spice a little.

Tasting notes

There are few finer things than finding a cultivar that not only belongs in modern South Africa but is so PHENOMENALLY tasty – its delicately pithy otherness is hard to describe but let’s have a go. On the nose it has a curious apothecary of rare botanicals including lemon peel, juniper, jasmine and guava. These can also be found on the palate supported by the grape’s inherently pithy acidity, longevity and structure.

Food match

Its lime leaf texture and exotic bouquet make it a perfect partner for all foods Asian. It also washes freshly shucked oysters down like a treat too!

Awards

2018 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Silver

2017 Vintage

Catavinum 2018

Silver

2016 Vintage

IWC 2018

Bronze

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Bronze

IWSC 2017

Silver

Latest News SEE MORE NEWS