2019 Alheit Vineyards 'Lost and Found' Hanepoot (Muscat of Alexandria)
Gevonden farm is not far from Rawsonville at the spot where the sheers cliffs of Du Toitskloof open into the Breedekloof. A place steeped in history the three-century old farmhouse lies just across the Moolenaars river, tucked up against the mountains. A vineyard in front of the farmhouse which is possibly the oldest vines in South Africa. We say possibly as record keeping only started in 1900, but Gevonden farm was in production then. According to family documents these Hanepoot vines were in fact planted in 1882.
What a wine!!!! choked full of apricots and marmalade. It tastes lush, silky (as thick as engine oil) and despite its 450+grams of residual sugar it has a lovely acidity keeping the wine on track and fresh. Although totally decadent now this wine will keep for decades.