Alheit Cartology Western Cape Bush Vines 2019

Chenin Blanc from Western Cape, South Africa
TA 95
V 94
13.0% ABV
Item # 703776

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750ml
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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%). Since its first, headline-grabbing release in 2011, Cartology has become a key wine in the history of the new South Africa. Blended across the Western Cape, it's an assemblage of Chenin Blanc with 10% Semillon that’s herbal, textured and sappy with notes of oatmeal, citrus and pear, pithy acidity, subtle oak and a spicy twist. Arguably the best release since 2011. 2021-2027. (2020)"

94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2019 Cartology was a whole-bunch-presses and matured in cement eggs, amphorae, foudres and used barrels, fermented for between three weeks and 11 months, and kept on hte lees for 12 months. It has a sublime and utterly captivating bouquet of honeysuckle, white peach and flecks of white chocolate and orange peel, all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp entry, offering vivid scents of citrus peel, lime, orange zest and stem ginger toward a finish that fans out with brio. Another outstanding Cartology from Christ Alheit. Drink: 2022-2032. (Apr 2021)"
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95 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(13%). Since its first, headline-grabbing release in 2011, Cartology has become a key wine in the history of the new South Africa. Blended across the Western Cape, it's an assemblage of Chenin Blanc with 10% Semillon that’s herbal, textured and sappy with notes of oatmeal, citrus and pear, pithy acidity, subtle oak and a spicy twist. Arguably the best release since 2011. 2021-2027. (2020)"

94 points Neal Martin (Vinous): "The 2019 Cartology was a whole-bunch-presses and matured in cement eggs, amphorae, foudres and used barrels, fermented for between three weeks and 11 months, and kept on hte lees for 12 months. It has a sublime and utterly captivating bouquet of honeysuckle, white peach and flecks of white chocolate and orange peel, all beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp entry, offering vivid scents of citrus peel, lime, orange zest and stem ginger toward a finish that fans out with brio. Another outstanding Cartology from Christ Alheit. Drink: 2022-2032. (Apr 2021)"
Product SKU 703776
Producer Alheit
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.0%
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