100% Chenin Blanc, this vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, the Upper Blaauwklippen, and Polkadraai.
The grapes were picked early in the morning, sorting in the vineyards, and whole bunch pressed. The juice was very lightly settled with no additions to the raw juice. Wild fermentation took place in old barrels of various sizes. Fermentation lasted for about two months. The wine was kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling. Very simple, careful winemaking.
It sits in the glass like it owns it, full of youthful arrogance and over-confidence, full of sunshine and raw talent. Stone fruit, citrus and apple overlay some warm spice. The palate is an intense, full flavoured mess of sweet and salty fruit. Joyful to drink.
ANALYSIS: ALC 12.97% | RS: 1.6 g/L | TA: 5.9 g/L | pH: 3.28
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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