Fat Bastard

Winemaker/s: Jacques Roux & Francois Weich Thierry, a renowned winemaker who had crafted wines from California to France, from Chile to South Africa was sitting in a cold damp wine cellar one winter day when the door burst open.

Fat Bastard

Winemaker/s: Jacques Roux & Francois Weich Thierry, a renowned winemaker who had crafted wines from California to France, from Chile to South Africa was sitting in a cold damp wine cellar one winter day when the door burst open.

It was Guy Anderson, his dear friend from London who had just arrived to sample the recent vintage. “It’s cold enough to freeze the balls of a brass monkey!” Guy bellowed with a big smile on his face. “Now Thierry, let’s find out what gems we have this year.” Guy was a rebel in the wine industry believing that quality was paramount in a wine but that the average consumer hated the traditional intimidation heaped on them by most of the wine industry.

The two had collaborated before and this was yet another chance to drink wine, catch up on family and enjoy a few days together. After tasting hundreds of barrel samples both were pleased with the quality, but not blown away.

The next day after sleeping in past noon due to the late night before, Thierry thought he would have Guy try an experimental wine he had in a few barrels in the back of the cellar. “Dis is an experiment wine; we left it on de lees. We try it no?” “Sure Thierry, you know how hard it is to get me to try a new wine.” Both friends had no idea that leaving the wine in barrel on the lees (yeast cells) would result is such a dramatic difference from the wine they tried the day before. It had a wonderful color and rich, round palate.

Both men stood and stared at each other for what seemed like five minutes until Thierry exclaimed “now zat iz what you call eh phet bast-ard” Guy laughed with a belly laugh you could clearly hear in the neighboring town.

He had used the expression Fat bastard often to describe things that were great but hearing it in a French accent made it so much funnier..

Fat Bastard Chardonnay

The wine shows classic ripe, rich butter and tropical fruit on the nose and soft, well integrated vanilla on the palate. Remarkably full bodied.

Tasting Notes : The wine shows classic ripe, rich butter and tropical fruit on the nose and soft, well integrated vanilla on the palate. Remarkably full bodied.

Blend Information : 100% Chardonnay Serving Temp: 8° – 10° C In

The Cellar : This Chardonnay was blended from a selection of the best wines from the ultra-ripe harvest.

The wine was tank fermented with an element of quercus fragmentus which added greater weight and complexity.

Fat Bastard Pinotage

Pinotage, a truly South African grape, originated from a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage.

This wine shows rich aromas of ripe plum and banana with a lingering impression of chocolate and plum pudding.

Fat Bastard Pinotage (Single Bottle)

Tasting Notes : Pinotage, a truly South African grape, originated from a cross between Pinot Noir and Hermitage.

This wine shows rich aromas of ripe plum and banana with a lingering impression of chocolate and plum pudding.

Ageing Potential : 2 – 3 years Blend Information : 100% Shiraz Serving Temp: 8° – 10°C

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