2018 Hemelrand Vine Garden, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

Really floral, lemon and creamy, and freshness, and cool and pure. So much elegance, purity and length and energy, so fine and long, amazing depth. this should be more expensive than it is.

Critic score
92/100
Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£22.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£134.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Grape
    31% Roussanne
    30% Chenin Blanc
    29% Chardonnay
    7% Verdelho
    3% Muscat
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13.5%
2018 Hemelrand Vine Garden, Chris Alheit, Western Cape

TASTING NOTES

Vine Garden is sourced from a 2010 block that's right next to Chris Alheit's cellar in the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge. Priced below his other wines, it's an easier drinking cuvée of Roussanne, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Muscat, with aromatic kitchen spice, some pear, quince and peach fruit and a hint of skin tannin.

Tim Atkin MW, timatkin.com (September 2019)
92/100

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