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.
Case, 6 Bottles
Region & country
26% Chenin Blanc
Ready 2018 - 2027