4 bottle pack.
We have dug through the Handford cellars to put together a pack of Alheit’s older vintages, one Cartology and two Vine Gardens. We’ve added in the recent release of Carinus Family Vineyards’ “Polkadraai”, which has Chris as guest winemaker.
Chris and Suzaan Alheit are both trained winemakers and their first wine, Cartology, achieved international acclaim in its 2011 maiden vintage. Alheit Vineyards declares their aim as being ‘to vinify extraordinary Cape vineyards’.
These are some of the last bottles of these wines, so this may be your final chance to get your hands on them.
– Alheit Hemelrand Vine Garden 2015
Hemelrand Vine Garden is comprised of 48% Roussanne, 27% Chenin, 22% Chardonnay and 3% Verdelho. The nose is a bit of a show-off. Stone fruit and white flowers abound with hints of baking spice, roast nuts and ripe apple. The palate is powerful, with high natural acidity cuts that carries the richness into a long flavourful finish.
– Alheit Hemelrand Vine Garden 2016
2016 had great ripening conditions, moderate temperatures with cool nights. Predominantly Roussanne, with Chenin, Chardonnay, Verdelho, and a pinch of Muscat. The nose of the wine is very exotic – floral notes jump out before apricot and lime come to the fore. Hazelnut loiters in the background. The palate is a push and pull between sweet fruit and stern acidity.
– Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2016
The 2016 shows a real immediate generosity both on the nose and palate. The aromatics are intricate and nuanced showing crunchy white and yellow peach, green apple and wet river pebble minerality. The palate is super fresh, bright and energetic with real purity, polish and textural finesse. 95+/100
– Carinus Family Vineyards Polkadraai 2018
With top growers and a top winemaker behind it, the wine is, not surprisingly, pretty damn good. A wonderfully complex nose with notes of honeysuckle, white and yellow fruit. Rated 95/100 (Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za)