The 10th vintage of Cartology. This comes from the existing nine parcels of vineyards; an even spread this year in terms of percentages used. (Some previous releases favoured different parcels within the blend). There is less Semillon in the blend this year. The wine was fermented in a range of neutral vessels It is important to understand that there is one-third less Cartology in 2020 due to the high degree of triage employed at the final blending stage.
93% Chenin Blanc and 7% Semillon, from unirrigated old-vine parcels situated across the Cape. Spontaneously fermented and matured in a variety of vessels including cement eggs, clay pots, foudres and old barrels of different sizes. Super-complex aromatics of pear, peach, lime, green apple, thatch, herbs, earth and some waxy character. The palate has excellent structure – great density of fruit matched by bright acidity. Marvellous intensity of flavour but also great drive, the finish long and savoury. An extraordinary achievement especially seeing as production is 23 331 bottles. Winemag.co.za rating: 96/100.