Alheit Vineyards Cartology 2013 (4.8/5)


Integrity5
Balance5
Complexity4.5
Persistence4.5
Hedonism5

Bush Vines. Naturally Fermented. Terroir-driven. The name "Cartology" is representative of the vigneron aim to present a "vinous exploration of Cape heritage". This wine is indeed like a map that will make you discover the wonderful expressivity of Western Cape vineyards. Lots of pleasure assured along the trip!

Tasting Notes: It appears med+ golden. On the nose it's clean offering impressive layers of white fruits (ripe apples, pears), honey and quince, straw and wild fennel, some stone fruits too. Rich but not overwhelming. On the palate is dry, with medium acidity, med+ alcohol, med+ body, high flavor intensity and stunning depth and concentration for a white young wine, med+ length. All this succulence is accompanied by elegance and vibrancy. Amazing. 
Outstanding quality, Drink Now but will improve for 10+ years, Premium Price (but what a great value for a £20-ish!), 88%Chenin Blanc 12% Semillon from several parcels around the Western Cape, South Africa.

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