Alheit Vineyards Radio Lazarus Single Vineyard 2017 750ml
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Alheit Vineyards Radio Lazarus Single Vineyard 2017

Stellenbosch - Coastal Region - South Africa

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Rated 93 by Wine Enthusiast
This is very likely the last release of this single-vineyard wine, after winemakers Chris and Suzaan Alheit found the extreme Bottelary site unrecoverable after three years of drought pushed it over the edge. Shame, but it's a beautiful swan song, boasting pure, direct notes of calendula, beeswax, fynbos and Anjou pear from the start. The palate shows good cut, with moderate acidity and a softly pithy texture reminiscent of bitter melon, orange peel and pear. The finish lingers on a saline accent.
Rated 92 by Wine Spectator
Ripe and lush in feel, with creamed yellow apple, macadamia nut and lime curd notes in the mix, backed by verbena and shortbread accents on the finish. Stays fresh too. Very tasty. Chenin Blanc. Drink now through 2021. 167 cases made, 30 cases imported.
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Region: Coastal Region

South Africa is a fascinating country for wine, and the coastal regions at the very tip of the African continent are widely regarded as being one of the finest wine regions in the world. It isn't difficult to understand why the early European settlers in the 17th century saw such potential for viticulture in the area; the heat is fantastic, the summer days wonderfully long, the soil rich in minerals, and the strong winds coming from the ocean provide much needed coolness in which the grapes could ripen slowly and fully. Over time, South Africa's coastal regions became covered in strong, healthy vineyards, and today, the wine industry of the region is booming. The past few decades have seen wineries experimenting with a wide range of grape varietals, and also producing fortified wines and sparkling wines of great character alongside their classic varieties.

Country: South Africa

Situated on the very tip of the African continent, South Africa has proved itself over three centuries to be an ideal location for producing a wide range of wines. Benefiting from something not dissimilar to a Mediterranean climate, with long, hot summers complemented by both Atlantic and Indian Ocean winds, the grapes which grow on the valleys, mountainsides and plains of this fascinating country can ripen to their fullest capacity, producing wines packed full of fruity flavors and an array of interesting and enticing aromas. As a former colony, South Africa has long since been home to a range of different nationalities, who each brought something of their wine culture with them. As such, many European grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and others have been given time to flourish in South Africa, allowing the country to develop a diverse group of wine types which are proving increasingly popular around the world.