Bright straw colour with an aromatic nose of ripe pears, apples and flowers with a touch of honey. Fresh and intense fruit salad flavours fill the palate with delicious richness on the aftertaste. The honeyed ripeness of late harvested Chenin is beautifully complimented by the flowery tropical fruit in its youth. Further development in the bottle creates a rich, complex wine
Some of the finest Chenin Blanc comes from South Afirca where it was first planted in 1685. Often overlooked here in the U.S, where much of it is made into mass produced jug wine blends, the versatile Chenin can be used to make an incredible range of wines from sparkling to long-lived dessert wines. When vinified by the experts at Simonsig, we are rewarded with a dry, rich, full-bodied wine. Beautiful aromas of ripe tropical fruit -pineapples, guavas, and pears - leap out of the glass, with some floral notes. On the palate this wine has a silky smooth texture with a hint of honey and raisins on the lingering finish. For cool fun in the summertime, match it with chicken breasts and sautéed mangoes, mussels and clams at the beach, or Mexican fish tacos and corn at a backyard barbecue.