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Essay Chenin Blanc 2016


SKU 20497


This is a medium-bodied white blend made primarily from South Africa's classic white variety, Chenin Blanc. The Chenin Blanc gives the wine its fruit salad, guava and melon aromas and a refreshing mineral-acidity. Lees contact for a few months adds to the complexity and body. A touch of aromatic wooded-Viognier complements the fruit with floral hints and a typical waxy note. A small amount of rich French-oak wooded Roussanne complements the wine and adds length and body to the palate. This wine is perfect on its own, as an aperitif or will pair well with a wide range of foods, especially sushi, oysters, Asian curries, sweet-and-sour dishes, and summer salads.
Category White Wine
Country South Africa
Region Western Cape
Brand Essay
Alcohol/vol 12.5%
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA bright and unadorned style, with green apple, green almond and honeysuckle notes that breeze through, backed by refreshing acidity on the finish. Chenin Blanc with Viognier and Roussanne.

James Molesworth, August 31, 2017

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