Platter's 2021 – 5 Stars
CarinusPolkadraai Heuwels 2019
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Carinus wines are tiny production out of Stellenbosch run by Danie and Hugo Carinus, both more predominately involved in the business of farming grapes and other produce.
The Polkadraai Heuwels is made by Chris Alheit. Fermented predominantly in concrete eggs, for this vintage a small oak component was added, rendering the wine more approachable early on. That said, it still has the amazing “granitic Polkadraai vibe” (to quote Danie himself), and is focused and lean with gorgeous apple and pear notes and good, clean minerality.