The 2018 Alheit ‘Cartology’ is another great success for this now cult wine from South Africa. A Cape blend of 90% Chenin Blanc & 10% Semillon. Not a single vineyard wine but always from old dry-farmed bush vines that are a minimum 30 years old.
It starts with hints of lime blossom, fynbos and crushed bay leaf, followed by luscious tangerine notes that lead on to concentrated stone fruit. Certainly more approachable than previous releases, the 2018 offers an immediate abundance of deliciously contained fruit. The palate is quintessential Cartology – textured and precise with a long-lasting acidity.