90% Chenin Blanc, 10% Semillon. The “flagbearer” of the Alheit range and what a super-sexy wine it is in 2019! The nose shows citrus, apple, peach and hay to go with some flinty reduction and a little waxiness. The palate has great fruit density, punchy acidity playing off against a slightly oily texture while the finish is long and pithy. Properly complex (La Colline Semillon portion had to go somewhere…).
Score: 95/100 Winemag.co.za, Christian Eedes.
5 Stars Platter Guide 2021
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.