Alheit Vineyards

Sonop

We love the Bottelary hills. Since the outset, we have always had something going on here. These hills were home to Radio Lazarus, our original single vineyard wine. This is a great area for growing Chenin blanc.

Sonop farm abounds in very steep slopes. You need a 4×4 here. We have a very steep parcel of bushvine Chenin growing next to a wild olive kloof. The soil is granite with some shale. We often find a kind of dusty/gravel road minerality here. These wines usually have very good concentration, sappy fruit and almost always some kind of fynbos, soft green herbal note. This parcel lends depth and weight to Cartology.