2019 Lost & Found Straw Wine, Chris Alheit

In 2019 this is a one-off: just 5,000 half bottles of a straw wine: Lost & Found. It comes from a Hanepoot (Muscat of Alexandria) vineyard that was referred to as productive in 1900, but which was likely planted in the 1880s. 450+g/l of residual sugar, 7% alcohol, and spectacular acidity make an explosive wine that will last forever, if you can let it. Notes of marmalade and apricot jam, and still a real savoury, saline character. This really is a treat.

Pricing
Half
In stock
£61.34
Case, 3 Halves
In stock
£184.02

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    South Africa
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2035
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Sweet
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Half (37.5cl.)
  • ABV
    7%
2019 Lost & Found Straw Wine, Chris Alheit
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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