2017 Magnetic North Mountain Makstok, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

Just 2,497 bottles were produced of this wine, from two small ungrafted parcels on high-lying Skurfberg plots at 550 meters above sea-level. With fine red sand soil, which Chris says reminds him of the Rayas vineyards, the result is a wine that wows. It's so expressive, with remarkable tannins. Everything is so clear: this is completely different from the other wines from Alheit. It's long, and fine, with acidity that is arrow straight. Strictly limited to 6 bottles per customer.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£105.64

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    Chenin Blanc
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2029
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    14%
2017 Magnetic North Mountain Makstok, 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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