From a Stellenbosch vineyard planted in 1978 on granite. Intense aromatics of peach, lemon, naartjie plus a little leesy funk. With great fruit concentration and well-integrated acidity, this has a lovely sweet and sour pull to it, the finish, in turn, having a salty quality to it. 96/100 Winemag.co.za
Producer Information: Alheit Vineyards
Alheit Vineyards declares its aim as being ‘to vinify extraordinary Cape vineyards’. The fact that Chris and Suzaan Alheit set out on their venture to make only white wine is a testament to their commitment to seek out some of the oldest vineyard blocks in the country. Using the knowledge and contacts of leading viticulturist, Rosa Kruger, Alheit Vineyards has established itself as the most talked about winery in the Cape.
Chenin Blancs include the highly sought-after Magnetic North, Nautical Dawn and Radio Lazarus, plus their signature Chenin/Semillion blend, Cartology.