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Alheit Cartology

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Beeswax on the nose with liquid honey (although this is a dry wine) and a real tannic sensation on the palate. A very tense wine offering a lot of greediness, reminiscent of candied lemon.
What intensity!

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Alheit Vineyards

Cartology 2019

Western Cape WO

Afrique du Sud - Western Cape

Cartology is the representation of Chris and Suzaan's desire to 'map' the heritage of old South African vines and bottle their essence.

Grape varieties:

90% chenin and 10% semillon, from different parcels that are between 30 and 50 years old.
Hand picked, indigenous yeast. Whole bunch pressing. Fermentation in foudres, amphorae and oval tanks.
Aging: 12 months on lees in the same containers, then 6 months in vats on fine lees.

Tasting notes:

What intensity! The beeswax on the nose is accompanied by liquid honey (although this is a dry wine) and a real tannic sensation on the palate. Very tense but with a lot of greed. It's still very young, but it's hard to resist. The finish is very intense. This is a very nice wine!

Wine style :

Elegant and complex dry white wine.

Food and wine pairing:

Capon supreme and quince purée. Monkfish tail and saffron risotto with shellfish sauce.

Ageing potential in your cellar :

6 years

Analytical :

75 cl - 13 % volume

Contains sulphites

Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health. Drink in moderation.

"Consumption of alcoholic beverages during pregnancy, even in small quantities, can have serious consequences on the health of the child.

Country : South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Naming of wines : Western Cape
Color : White wine
Type of farming: conventional agriculture
Vintage : 2019
Keep : 6 year guard potential
Style of wines : Complex and elegant white wine
Grapes: Chenin, Semillon

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