Luddite Wines

Some people describe Luddite Shiraz as Niels Verburg contained in a glass; Niels is six foot four and when he smiles appears to be beaming an embrace in your direction.

As a young winemaker traveling the world Niels confirmed his love for Shiraz when working a harvest in Australia but it was a winery in Chile that inspired his wine-making method, ‘It was as if I’d gone back 20 years, it was ramshackle, chaotic but they had great fruit and passion and I’d never seen that quality of wine.’

‘The nitty gritty of good winemaking is to have good grapes, good yeast and good barrels,’ says Niels, ‘Being hi-tech and cutting edge isn’t important to me. When you go into a winery and see the centrifuges and reverse osmosis, it’s like going into the kitchen of a top restaurant and seeing a microwave, you think “Hey, that’s not right”.’

Luddite Shiraz 2000 was the Luddite’s first vintage. ‘There’s been an improvement every year,’ says Niels. ‘The ultimate goal would be a perfect wine but of course that doesn’t exist.’

Because Chenin Blanc is a grape close to the Luddites’ heart they couldn’t resist making their own and Luddite Chenin 2012 is the first vintage.

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Luddite Wines Chenin Blanc 2015
Article code LUDDITECHENIN15
* €29,95 * SRP
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Peachy apricot with hints of honey and spice come to the fore.Can tend to be reductive on certain days. Rich, mouth filling entry with yellow peach, melons, raisins and spice.
Luddite Wines
Luddite Wines Chenin Blanc 2015
Peachy apricot with hints of honey and spice come to the fore.Can tend to be reductive on certain days. Rich, mouth filling entry with yellow peach, melons, raisins and spice.
*€29,95*SRP
Unit price: €39,93 / Liter
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Luddite Wines Saboteur Red 2015
Article code SABOTEURRED15
* €23,95 * SRP
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Dark fruit with hints of liquorice, cinnamon, plum, violets and toasty wood
Luddite Wines
Luddite Wines Saboteur Red 2015
Dark fruit with hints of liquorice, cinnamon, plum, violets and toasty wood
*€23,95*SRP
Unit price: €31,93 / Liter
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Luddite Wines Saboteur White 2016
Article code SABOTEURWHITE16
* €21,95 * SRP
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The nose shows a floral top note before citrus and white peach, spice and the vaguest hint of vanilla. The palate is rich and broad but beautifully balanced. Good weight and texture, nicely coated acidity and a pithy finish.
Luddite Wines
Luddite Wines Saboteur White 2016
The nose shows a floral top note before citrus and white peach, spice and the vaguest hint of vanilla. The palate is rich and broad but beautifully balanced. Good weight and texture, nicely coated acidity and a pithy finish.
*€21,95*SRP
Unit price: €29,27 / Liter
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Luddite Wines Shiraz 2013
Article code LUDDITE13
* €34,95 * SRP
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Rich vibrant fruit, mostly plums and mulberries, dark chocolate and hints of wooding.
Luddite Wines
Luddite Wines Shiraz 2013
Rich vibrant fruit, mostly plums and mulberries, dark chocolate and hints of wooding.
*€34,95*SRP
Unit price: €46,60 / Liter