Alheit Cartology 2019

Alheit Cartology 2019

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Cartology 2019 is made from a blend of 90% Chenin Blanc and 10% Sémillon grape varietals. The Chenin comes from parcels in the Skurfberg, Piekenierskloof, Perdeberg, Bottelary, False Bay and Tygerberg. The Sémillon comes from the old La Colline block in Franschhoek. The grapes are hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. The juice is very lightly settled with no additions to the raw juice, wild fermentation in a combination of cement eggs, clay pots, foudres and old barrels (various sizes). Fermentation can last anywhere between three weeks and eleven months. The wine is kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tanks on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling on 16 June 2020. A total of 30,216 bottles were produced. Bottled at 13%. (Bottle size 750ml)

Nose: The nose is wonderful: kumquat citrus, sweet oatmeal and honey, maybe elderflower.

Palate: The palate is fine and bright, reminiscent of salty/sweet candied lemon.

Finish: Lingering finish with notes of grapefruit and refreshing acidity.

Alheit Cartology 2019