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Flotsam & Jetsam Chenin Blanc

Alheit Vineyards, Flotsam & Jetsam Chenin Blanc 2017

R145

12 in stock

Notes

Flotsam & Jetsam wines are made in a simple way from fantastic vineyards. No fuss. Sometimes wine just needs to be wine. Stop naming fruits. Say “loganberry” and this wine will literally slap you. That’s how they made it.

Made in a light style and ultimately just to be smashed back. The wine straddles the line between seriousness and fun and is best enjoyed as the mood takes you. It is essential to serve this wine chilled though.

Flotsam & Jetsam is Chris and Suzaan Alheit’s take on Cinsault. The grapes are from the same Darling block that supplies Francois Haasbroek, Ian Naudé, Donovan Rall and Duncan Savage.

The 2017 vintage has not been tasted yet, please see the notes for the 2016 below:
'The 2016 Heirloom Chenin Blanc comes from six vineyards in Swartland. It has a very attractive bouquet with flecks of white chocolate and almond infusing the citrus fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry, hints of nutmeg and smoked walnut, leading to a poised, slightly flor-tinged finish.' – Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate 92/100

Flotsam & Jetsam is a side project of wonderkids Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards, the idea being 'hopefully to show that 'workhorse grapes' can make lekker wine'. Pear, white and yellow peach, a little straw and some leesy complexity. Lovely concentration, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. Remarkable quality relative to price.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

Flotsam & Jetsam wines are made in a simple way from fantastic vineyards. No fuss. Sometimes wine just needs to be wine. Stop naming fruits. Say “loganberry” and this wine will literally slap you. That’s how they made it.

Made in a light style and ultimately just to be smashed back. The wine straddles the line between seriousness and fun and is best enjoyed as the mood takes you. It is essential to serve this wine chilled though.

Flotsam & Jetsam is Chris and Suzaan Alheit’s take on Cinsault. The grapes are from the same Darling block that supplies Francois Haasbroek, Ian Naudé, Donovan Rall and Duncan Savage.

The 2017 vintage has not been tasted yet, please see the notes for the 2016 below:
'The 2016 Heirloom Chenin Blanc comes from six vineyards in Swartland. It has a very attractive bouquet with flecks of white chocolate and almond infusing the citrus fruit. The palate is fresh on the entry, hints of nutmeg and smoked walnut, leading to a poised, slightly flor-tinged finish.' – Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate 92/100

Flotsam & Jetsam is a side project of wonderkids Chris and Suzaan Alheit of Alheit Vineyards, the idea being 'hopefully to show that 'workhorse grapes' can make lekker wine'. Pear, white and yellow peach, a little straw and some leesy complexity. Lovely concentration, fresh acidity and a savoury finish. Remarkable quality relative to price.' – Christian Eedes, Winemag.co.za 92/100

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Country

ZA

Region

Western Cape

Style

White

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