Blank Bottle Manon des Sources 2016

£19.99 GBP

Made from a majority of Riesling with small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, this is very intense and complex showing exotic fruit, petrol, and floral notes. A richer textural component from the Sauvignon and Semillon bolsters the fine Riesling structure and acidity to create compelling tension.

The vines for this wine were a passion project of a farmer in Elgin who planted Weisser Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The first vintage made was 2010, Pieter made some extra wine for the owner to give to friends, which he never got around to doing, so Pieter bought them back seven years later. He made another vintage in 2012 and now this 2016 is the current release. 

The wine is called Manon des Sources, because one of Pieter's friends gave Pieter's daughter a nickname of Manon, as she reminded him of the character in the novel. The label was drawn by Pieter's daughter Alexa, and is a self portrait of her in her favourite dress.