2017 Hemelrand Vine Garden, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

This wine is made from vines planted in 2010 at 360m above sea level on the Hemel-en-Aarde ridge. Chris planted them due to his admiration for the wines from Languedoc: Daumas Gassac, Grange des Peres, etc. It has a slightly smoky character, and touch of lemon curd on the nose. Good energy, and also saline - you feel the Roussanne coming through. There’s also a beautiful floral character here. It's long and fragrant, not out of place in the Mediterranean. And a touch herbal, too, on the finish. Beautiful dancing acidity and so long.

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Bottle
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£26.60
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£159.60

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    26% Chardonnay
    26% Chenin Blanc
    23% Roussanne
    21% Verdelho
    4% Muscat
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2027
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2017 Hemelrand Vine Garden, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

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