Concept: CARTOLOGY (meaning the study of maps) is a vinous exploration of Cape heritage. It is intended to be a picture of the Cape, seen through the lens of her mature vineyards, in a given vintage. Therefore, the cuveé is composed of rare and extraordinary parcels of mature dryland bushvines. Naturally, the varieties used are also heritage varieties, namely Chenin blanc and Semillon. They have been planted in the Cape for centuries. Composition: CARTOLOGY 2011: 30% Perdeberg, 30% Skurfberg (Citrusdal Mountain), 20% Kasteelberg, 12% Bottelary Hills (all Chenin Blanc) 8% Franschhoek (very old Semillon vineyard)
One of the most mentioned white blends at the Cape Wine 2012 fair where journalists from around the world got together with South African producers, importers and random groupies (just kidding, it was all highly professional). A rich, slightly waxy chenin blanc with lots of minerality and a honeysuckle, white peach nose. Interesting wine with huge potential!
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Tasting notes: The nose is a complex, almost aggressive, showing ripe stone fruits and quince, punctuated by high notes of limey citrus and honey. The palate shows ample power, without excess weight. It has a fine form; seamless from the formidable attack, through mineral laden somewhat “nervous” mid palate. Persistent finish, final impression is refreshing and moreish.
Dietary Information: All-Natural
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