Young Guns and New Wave Producers

Timed Online Auction, 17 - 27 November 2023

Young Gun and New Wave Producers
  • Alheit Vineyards; Wine Dark Sea; 2017; 6 (1 x 6); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 5 500 - 8 000
Location
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Wine Dark Sea, 2017
6 (1 x 6) 750ml

Chris and Suzanne Alheit set the wine world on fire with their maiden 2011 Cartology receiving 96 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Aiming to harness the best old vineyards across the Cape, the Cartology offered a textured old-vine Chenin Blanc Semillon blend with startling purity and depth. Passionate and focused on the expression of place, tiny, long-forgotten parcels were added to the range, and are today South Africa’s most profound white wines. We auction maiden vintages of Magnetic Makstok on the legendary ‘Skurfkop’ in the Citrusdal area, Huilkrans in the Paardeberg, La Colline in Franschhoek, and, extremely rare Radio Lazarus in Stellenbosch.

Critics Ratings

‘“Made in remembrance of mid-century Cape reds” reads the label of Wine Dark Sea 2017 from Alheit Vineyards, this being a once-off effort from the generally white wine-focused Chris and Suzaan Alheit. Consisting of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cinsault and 21% Syrah from Stellenbosch vineyards, winemaking involved spontaneous fermentation and maturation in old oak. The nose shows red fruit, potpourri, dried herbs and white pepper while the palate is light, fresh and very savoury. It has a nice vinosity about it and moves really well – some will perhaps find it hollow and want more grunt (alcohol is 13%) but I really like it.’ – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za, 92/100 (Aug 2020)

Provenance

Private Client

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