Alheit Vineyards,

Hereafter Here

Chenin Blanc,
Western Cape,South Africa,
2021
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  • Greg Sherwood: 94
  • Tim Atkin: 94

£33.49

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

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 the nostalgia of future generations, of legacy and hope.

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In The Cellar
The grapes were picked early in the morning, sorting in the vineyards, and whole bunch pressed. The juice was very lightly settled (we like very cloudy raw juice) 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.

In The Vineyard
This vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, the Upper Blaauwklippen, and Polkadraai.
"Made from young vine Chenin Blanc vineyards from Upper Blaauwklippen, Polkadraai and the Swartland, the idea is that some of these grapes will eventually be channelled into Cartology in years to come as the vines age. Deliciously cool, silky and taut with green fruits, white flowers, white citrus, green apple and crunchy peach nuances. Acids are mouth-wateringly tangy and the fruits crystalline and pure with impressive clarity and balance. A clear step up in quality and intensity on the maiden 2020 release." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Alcohol:12.97%