Blankbottle Moment of Silence 2022
Grape Varietals & Region: This warm-climate blend from Wellington comprises bush-vine high altitude Chenin Blanc grapes, valley floor Chenin Blanc, organically farmed Grenache Blanc, and some Viognier, resulting in a unique and harmonious flavor profile.
Taste Profile: Blankbottle's Moment of Silence is a beautiful wine that boasts a complex bouquet of candied lemon, cooked apple and mango, infused with a pronounced minerality. The wine is full-bodied and rich, offering a creamy texture on the palate with a luscious ripeness that leads to a refreshing tangy finish.
Winemaking Process: The vinification was done separately for each vineyard, and blended & bottles at the end
Boberg: This vineyard grows on top of the Groenberg mountain in Wellington in decomposed granite. It was a neglected bush vine Chenin blanc vineyard that was recently resurrected and now being converted into an organically farmed parcel.
Hangbal: A super old bush-vine Chenin blanc that grows on the lower slopes on the northern side of the Groenberg.
Kleinplasie: The next 20% is made up of a younger, organically farmed, irrigated Grenache Blanc vineyard on the lower slopes of the Groenberg and another Grenache on the northern slopes of the Groenberg. In 2018, they started to experiment with different fermentation styles. Specifically with the Grenache they tried some skin fermented parcels and it turned out really good - the idea is to add some tannin and texture to the final blend.
Taaiboslaagte: And the last 5% of the wine is made up of a conventionally farmed Viognier Vineyard.Fermentation took place spontaneously in various vessels - Concrete egg shaped tanks, Amphore and older French oak. Aged for 8 months on the lees blended and bottled.