100% Chenin Blanc from South Africa. SRP of $9 and available for $7.
Sample received courtesy DGB for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Enticing aromas of melon and honey and refreshingly dry on the palate with a lively fruit and acid balance. Enjoy with grilled fresh fish, shellfish platters, spicy chicken wings and sushi.
Chenin Blanc originated in the Loire Valley in France. It is known as Steen in South Africa and is the most widely planted grape variety in that country accounting for about 20% of all vineyard growth. Douglas Green is also the vineyard behind the excellent Beach House wine that we reviewed a few weeks ago. We’ll review a couple more of their wines soon as well including a red (Shiraz). But let’s get to today’s wine, the Chenin Blanc!
The 2010 Douglas Green Vineyard Creations Chenin Blanc begins with aromas of tropical fruit, guava, melon, and mango. The wine tastes fresh and crisp. It is fairly dry with good acidity and nice tropical fruit flavors along with some minerality that really gives it great balance. The finish is dry and very good. Overall, a really solid wine that will work with lots of different food. A great wine to have on hand as it can fit many occasions and is sure to satisfy!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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