the Alheits acquired Swartland property Nuwedam from the Chevallerie family during the course of last year and have renamed it Besemgoedkop – Nuwedam always used to supply the grapes for Fire by Night and the resulting wine now bears the name Broom Ridge, this being a rough English translation of Besemgoedkop.
From Chenin Blanc vineyards planted between 1972 and 1985. The nose shows a quite particular thatchy note as well as some potpourri before pear, white peach and lime. The palate is lean and energetic with a super-dry finish. Rather severe at this point but will no doubt unfurl into something rather beautiful in time. 95/100 Winemag.co.za, Christian Eedes