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Alheit Vineyards Huilkrans 2019

R1 750 (

6 in stock


The Visser family chose the name Huilkrans, the name of a cliff on the farm that weeps when it rains. Since the untimely passing of their son Kallie in 2017, the name now has an unintended double meaning. Even so, they’ve elected to keep it unchanged. The label pays homage to Kallie.


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Alheit Vineyards Huilkrans Chenin Blanc 2019


Citrusdal, 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 foudres and also in old barrels of various sizes, mostly 400L. Fermentation lasted for about one month. 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

Tasting Notes

As usual, this is quite a powerful wine. The nose shows orange skin, stone fruit, and Rooibos. The palate is layered and intense, very flavourful, building in the mouth, energetic and long, laced with rusty Skurfberg minerality.

Technical Details

100% Chenin Blanc







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