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Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2020

Western Cape, South AfricaChris Alheit is one of South Africa's top winemakers and old vine rescuers, working closely with the Old Vine Project to preserve the country's OV heritage, and making expressive wines of place, like this. This is the cuvée that first propelled Alheit Vineyards and Chris (aka Butch) into the stratosphere, and recent releases (watch for the 2021 on shelves now) are most definitely still on point. From the same vineyard building blocks as the inaugural vintage, this blend of old vine 90/10 chenin blanc / sémillon (the latter from 1 old Franschhoek vineyard) streams wild herbs, lemon verbena, white blossoms, and flax along a textural, saline palate, finishing with a savoury, stony finish. A ZA old vine classic.Tasted: 05 January 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$60.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Alheit VineyardsDistributors: Crush Imports
Group Soleil
Blend: Chenin Blanc - Sémillon