Alheit Cartology 2014
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
Chris Alheit has become the name to drop in recent years for anyone wishing to demonstrate that they have the pulse of the South African wine scene. He has come a long way since I first bumped into him on my first trip to the country at Crystallum, when Peter-Allan Finlayson introduced me to his friend, busy working the barrels. I asked Chris to give me an update on how he is developing. Nothing stands still for long with Chris, a winemaker with high ambitions and expectations. Already, he has proven that he will not shirk from withdrawing labels if they do not meet his standards. His response to my questions were so detailed and informative that I have simply replicated them below, which you can read whilst trying to find what have rapidly become some of the most sought after wines in South Africa...