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Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawntext
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16¾/20

Alheit Vineyards Nautical Dawn 2018

Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, South AfricaFrom two False Bay chenin parcels planted in 1978 and 1988, and no more than 13 km from the sea, these granite rooted vines were dry farmed and early picked, the bright acidity driving this old vine chenin from tip to tail. Native fermented and aged in older oak, this juicy white is flooded with stony white peach, yellow plum, mandarin, on a stony, broad palate. There's a welcome savoury nutty undercurrent that bases this wine, drawing it to a humming finish. Impressive now, and with some time in the cellar.Tasted: 01 August 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 59.00 private wine shops Producer: Alheit VineyardsDistributors: Crush Imports
Group Soleil
Rezin
Grape: Chenin Blanc