Western Cape, South Africa
Chenin Blanc with a small amount of Semillon
The wines that Chris Alheit makes, never fail. His wines are exceptional, detailed and really wines that bring both great pleasure and also the possibly to gaze and wonder over. In the winerys words "Cartology is a vinous exploration of Cape heritage. It’s intended to be a picture of the Cape seen through the lens of her old vineyards in a given vintage.
The cuveé is composed of rare and extraordinary parcels of mature dryland bushvines, of heritage grapes, namely Chenin Blanc and Sémillon. These grapes have been planted in the Cape for centuries. Cartology has become our staple offering. It serves as a poster child for our project, and also seems to have become a flag bearer for Cape heritage wine in general.