2017 Cartology Bush Vines, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

This vintage of Cartology is Chris’s favourite by far. There were just enough grapes produced to do exactly what they wanted to do. There's so much sapidity here, and wonderful energy. So long, and saline and so much finesse. This is defined by purity and energy. The finish lasts for minutes: crunchy fruit, floral, and mineral all at once. Strictly limited to 12 bottles per customer.

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  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    87% Chenin Blanc
    13% Semillon
  • Maturity
    Ready 2019 - 2029
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  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
2017 Cartology Bush Vines, Chris Alheit, Western Cape
Chris Alheit

South Africa's Chris Alheit is one of the wine world's most exciting, and sought after stars, a fact that's all the more impressive given that he only started his winery with his wife Suzaan in 2011. He buys fruit from old vines from across the Cape, making a mix of single site wines, as well as his calling card, Cartology, which comes from a blend of different vineyards. His are wines that show remarkable character, with texture, flavour, and complexity in spades. They scale ever greater heights every year: he's a producer you simply have to get to know.

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