The Alheit’s goal is clear: they want to produce wines with a clear Cape identity. They want to show that the Cape’s vinous heritage is worth celebrating and protecting, that old vineyards and “ordinary grapes” are in fact wonderful, and that our winemakers are only just scratching the surface of what’s possible in the Cape.
The grapes for this wine come from a celebrated 80 year-old vineyard, being a mix of white and red-skinned Semillon berries. The block was planted in 1936.
A lovely complex wine with white peach, naartjie, red apple and a hint of waxiness on the nose. Generous with flavour – dense, full and very flavourful with a slight bitter quality to the finish.
We recommend earthy dishes with this wine, a warm salad with crispy roasted chickpeas would be a good match.