Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chenin Blanc - African Passion

Chenin Blanc which locally in South Africa is called Steen is the most widely planted varietal in South Africa. The southwest area around Cape Town that is more Mediterranean is well suited to growing grapes.  It is in this region that you will find the prime winegrowing areas of South Africa.

The 2011 African Passion Chenin Blanc is paleyellow with greenish tint in color.  It has a beautiful nose of tropical fruit, pineapple and shows some minerality. As you drink this wine, soft citrus flavors fill your mouth.  The nuisances of pineapple softly present themselves.  The slight acidity in the wine balances it out with a nice crisp finish.

This will be a nice wine for a sunny summer afternoon on the deck.


Disclaimer: I received this wine as a media sample from the KWV Wines of South Africa.




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