Untitled White Blend 2018
- Pinot Gris, Sav Blanc
- New Zealand, 750ml
"Like Jacinda Ardern this wine is youthful and attractive, friendly and approachable, has personality in spades without being OTT, and is very diplomatic."
- Winery: Untitled Wines
- Varietal: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Albarino
- Region: Marlborough, Auckland
- Vintage: 2017 (predominantly), 2018
- Alcohol: 13%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Screwcap
Light seafood & vegetable based risottos, salads & sauces; fried fish & Fish & Chips; mushroom risotto; Hummus
"The blend was inspired by the great Bordeaux blancs. However, the Sav blanc barrel ferment ended up going a little awry, so much less Savvie ended up in the blend than initially intended. And, some unexpectedly good Albarino saw the blend go in another direction. So in the end, nothing like a Bordeaux blanc at all."
Untitled, a wine range striving to be different. The impetus for this unique range of multi-vintage, multi-regional, and multi-varietal wines came from a feeling of uniformity within in the industry.
While the specific assemblage of varieties in each wine maybe something a bit different the reasoning behind the blends are not at all unorthodox.
The use of multiple vintages was inspired by those great non-vintage wines of Champagne, Oporto, Xeres, and Madeira and gives both complexity and freshness to the final wine.
The multi-regional inspiration largely came from the legendary Penfolds Grange. But also Chateau Palmer’s Historic XIX Century Wine and the creative multiregional blending wine merchants of yesteryear used to improve wines prior to AOC regulations.
The multi-varietal aspect was inspired predominantly by Chateauneuf-du-Pape and particularly those producers that use all 13 permitted varieties, such as Chateau Beaucastel and Domaine de Beaurenard. Inspiration also came from The Prisoner and the ‘proprietary’ red blend movement underway in the United States.
The attitude, persistence, and wine making philosophy of Sine Qua Non has also been a huge inspiration for this project.
The lot number on the back labels gives an insight to the dominant vintage, the number of grape varieties used, and the number of regions that have gone into creating these delicious, sophisticated, and nuanced refreshments.
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