2019 Alheit 'Hemelrand Vine Garden'
Hemelrand Vine Garden is a unique vineyard that produces a unique wine. A blend of 42% Roussanne, 22% Chardonnay, 16% Chenin, 16% Verdelho, 4% Muscat. The idea is to bottle the wine just as the vineyard produces it, effectively creating a white field blend that changes every year depending on the vintage conditions. This way they have one place expressed by a few different grapes, changing as the season dictates. The wine is always remarkable and continues to gain in stature as the vines mature. As always this is quite an extreme wine with lots of flavour and some richness, cut by driving acidity. The nose is so complex and interesting: stone fruit and citrus with an exotic accent. The palate is also marvellously complex.