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Alheit Vineyards Broom Ridge 2019

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Broom Ridge is a rough translation of the Afrikaans name Besemgoedkop, a natural feature at the top of the ridge. We wanted a name that would signify the specific place, rather than an idea or philosophy.


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Alheit Vineyards Broom Ridge Chenin Blanc 2019


Paardeberg, Swartland

Winemaking and Maturation

The grapes were hand-sorted and whole bunch pressed. The juice is very lightly settled (we like very cloudy raw juice) with no additions to the raw juice, wild fermentation in cement eggs and old barrels of various sizes. Fermentation lasted for about one month. The wine was kept on lees for around twelve months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling. Very simple, careful winemaking.

Tasting Notes

Like its predecessor Fire by Night, Broom Ridge is the tightest most estrained of our Chenin bottlings, usually taking a couple of years to show some of its potential. Trust me though, the bud will burst and the flower with open. This wine is coiled up now, bristling with lime and thatch, elderflower, and sweet herbs. The palate is racy and pure, slightly pithy and saline.

Technical Details

100% Chenin Blanc







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