Hereafter Here 2022
Hereafter Here is a young vineyard wine. The great thing about planting young vines is that you can choose the site and the material purely for the sake of quality wine. Some of our favourite growers have already planted new vines, as will we on our own farm in the coming years. I find the idea of planting for the future very exciting! Our kids will have nice mature vines to work with. This is also a great space for us to nurture younger parcels that are very good but still too young for Cartology.
This vintage contains parcels from the Swartland close to Malmesbury, the Upper Blaauwklippen, and Polkadraai as well as some older vine parcels from the Paardeberg.
Winemaking and Maturation
The grapes were picked early in the morning, sorting in the vineyard, and whole bunch pressed. The juice was very lightly settled (we like very cloudy raw juice) with no additions to the raw juice, wild fermentation in took place in old barrels of various sizes. Fermentation lasted for about two months. The wine was kept on lees for around 12 months, then rested in tank on fine lees without fining for a further six months prior to bottling. Very simple, careful winemaking.
This vintage has a beautiful nose of apple and pear, sweet herbs and some delicate citrus. The palate is juicy and fine, with a lovely moreish intensity that makes great Chenin a joy to drink.
Wine of Origin: Western Cape
Varieties: 100% Chenin blanc
Bottling date: May 2023
Production: 33000 bottles and 180 magnums
The Name: Hereafter Here sIt obviously sounds a bit like year after year, denoting the passage of time. Hopefully it raises feelings of the nostalgia of future generations, of legacy and hope.