Talking of chenin blanc
, Aldi has released its latest Lot batch of exclusive wines this week and of the four wines, there is one white, Old Bushvine Chenin Blanc
Here she'd find some amazing chenin blanc
well known for its concentration and ability to age.
achieves its most captivating forms in the Loire, in well-known areas like Vouvray and Savennieres, and in the hands of excellent vignerons throughout Touraine and Anjou who, for one reason or another, may not use an appellation name.
originates from France's Loire Valley but it's most revered in South Africa - arriving in the Cape in the 1600s and becoming the Springbok's most planted variety.
There, Chenin Blanc
is sometimes bone-dry (as in the Savennieres region), sometimes a little off-dry (Vouvray leans that way), but never too sweet.
At 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition, South African Chardonnays (along with Chenin Blancs
and Rieslings) took a number of prizes, including a gold medal for the 2004 from the Jordan Winery in Stellenbosch.
is a versatile white and is available fruity, dry, still, or sparkling.
Van Steenwyk cites Adelaida's Chenin Blanc
as an example.
Seven varietals of African Passion Wines include: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Chenin Blanc
, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
I'VE been tinkering with chenin blanc
in the last few days.
Behind its typical Chenin Blanc
banana flavours, there are touches of green apple acidity, savoury spice and appealing zingy freshness.
Marks and Spencer has expanded its Fairtrade range and the eye-catching label for Zebra View Chenin Blanc
2013, South Africa (PS7.
Back in the days when chenin blanc
was known in this country primarily as a sickeningly sweet California jug wine, its reputation understandably diminished nearly to the point of vanishing.
Finally a chenin blanc
whose traditional home is the Loire Valley in France but has since found the warmer climate of South Africa rather to its liking.
Almost overnight I came to appreciate South African wine and even wines made from chenin blanc
- a French white grape that the Springboks have almost made their own.