Blank Bottle Empire Strikes Back White Blend 2021 750ml
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Blank Bottle Empire Strikes Back White Blend 2021 750ml

Blank Bottle Empire Strikes Back White Blend 2021 750ml

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Today I'm standing up to defend the EMPIRE - STELLENBOSCH. Silently, she’s been re-aligning her troops and now strikes back at the Swartland to establish herself yet again as a formidable force.

The Empire Strikes Back 2018 - An all-STELLENBOSCH white blend of Verdelho from 2 different sites, Roussanne, Marsanne, Chardonnay, Chenin blanc and Viognier

Just for the record - I am a huge fan of Swartland white blends. The image of South African wines has changed dramatically over the past 10 years and the Swartland played a huge part in this. Their wines, especially the Rhône-style white blends are top notch. They are fun, young, energetic and unique and started to gain international fame.

Stellenbosch, however (where I studied winemaking), is the original EMPIRE of South African wine. Like most of us, I like to support the underdog, and in the case of white blends, the Empire became exactly that. So I created a white blend based on similar varieties - a combination that could give some of the Swartland white blends a go. The empire is therefore now striking back at the Swartland.

The label consists of two sections. On the left part of the label you will see a half star, which was the logo for the "Swartland Revolution". And on the right - stripes that represent a traditional and conservative EMPIRE.

ALCOHOL (%): 13.50%

RESIDUAL SUGAR (g/L): 3.5

TOTAL ACIDITY (g/L): 4.90

PH: 3.49

93 points: Tim Atkins MW

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Product Specifications

Brand Name Blank Bottle
Size 750ml
Alcohol Content 13.5%
Type Wine
Category White Wine
Style White Wine Blend
Country South Africa
Region Stellenbosch
Barcode 6009801547725
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