In very exciting news, 2014 also saw us picking our first Chenin Blanc from the Luddite Farm. Due to the excellent quality, we were in a position to ferment on skins, with a natural fermentation and without additions of any kind. The three resulting barrels are therefore a true reflection of our site and terroir.
The Luddite Shiraz 2009 is the first Luddite to be made in our own cellar and also the first to be made from 100% Bot River grapes. In true Luddite style, Niels culled a large portion out of the final blend and we have ended up with only 13 500 bottles! The Saboteur 2012 is the fourth vintage of our successful red blend, and we’re certain that you will find it as marvellous as ever. The Luddite Chenin 2013 is in a slightly riper style than our maiden vintage but still has all the different layers of flavour that one would expect from a top Chenin Blanc.
Here’s to 2015! May it be filled with wonderful wine.