food and drink 7.8.2013 02:24 pm

Wines of the day: A Chenin for you

Image courtesy Chance Agrella/ Freerangestock.com

Image courtesy Chance Agrella/ Freerangestock.com

South Africa has developed a quality reputation for this varietal and it is no difficult to taste why. Is there a hint of peach and apricot in these wines?

Wines are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

 

2009 Remhoogte Wine Estate Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc

 

remhoogte honeybunch chenin blanc_98x319Tasting notes

Straw yellow. Apricot, peach compote aromas, plush and slightly honeyed on the palate, dry delicately funky finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal
– Summer Meal
– Aperitif
– Dazzle a Date

Goes with

– Poultry
– Thai-style Oriental/Asian
– Fish
– Roast Vegetables

 

 

Remhoogte Wine Estate Honeybunch Reserve Chenin Blanc

 

 

2011 False Bay Chenin Blanc

 

False Bay chenin blanc 2012_1_98x319Tasting Notes

Green tinged mid straw. Plush apricot compote fruit textured but not intrusive with lovely elegant sweet-sour notes finley crafted persistent finish.

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Summer Meal

– Dazzle a Date

Goes With

– Poultry

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

 

False Bay Chenin Blanc

 

 

2010 Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

 

kleine zalze vineyard selection chenin blanc_1_98x319Tasting Notes

Pale-green-gold. Ripe pear pineapple notes, plush sweet-sour palate, intense, persistent.

Occasions

– Gift

– Summer Meal

– Impress your Boss

Goes With

– Poultry

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Cream-based Pasta

 

Kleine Zalze Wines Vineyard Selection Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc

 

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

– Wines of the Day courtesy winewizard.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

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