90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Semillon sourced across the Western Cape, all dryland bushvines with a minimum age of 35 years although mostly between 40 and 50 years. Citrus, peach, thatch, earth and a little reduction on the nose while the palate is dense and relatively thick textured given an alcohol of just 13.11%. Aciditiy is well integrated, and the finish is dry and extremely long. 93/100 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.