Alheit Vineyards Hereafter Here 2023


“Hereafter Here speaks about a time to come in the place we love. It obviously sounds a bit like year after year, denoting the passage of time. Hopefully, it raises feelings of nostalgia of future generations, of legacy and hope.”

This vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, Piekenierskloof, the Bottelary and the Polkadraai, as well as some older vine parcels from the Paardeberg and Tygerberg. The grapes were picked early in the morning, sorting in the vineyard, and wholebunch pressed. The juice was very lightly settled (like very cloudy raw juice) with no additions to the raw juice. Wild fermentation took place in old barrels of various sizes, and lasted for about two months. The wine was kept on lees for around 12 months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling. Very simple, careful winemaking.

As with the 2022 wine, reasonably good yields meant that there was some old vineyard wine available to bolster the young vine fruit that this wine was created for. The wine is more subtle and more mellow in personality than previous vintages. It shows some yellow fruit and sweet herbs on the nose, quite pretty but not loud. The palate is savoury for a Chenin Blanc. It seems like a slow-moving deep-water swell of flavour that builds and falls in its own time. This wine will be a great companion at the dinner table.

ANALYSIS: ALC 13% | RS 1.6 g/l | TA 5.45 g/l | pH 3.4

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“Hereafter Here is a young vineyard wine. The great thing about planting young vines is that you can choose the site and the material purely for the sake of quality wine. Some of our favourite growers have already planted new vines, as will we on our own farm in the coming years. I find the idea of planting for the future very exciting! Our kids will have nice mature vines to work with. This is also a great space for us to nurture younger parcels that are very good but still too young for Cartology.” – Chris Alheit

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