Saturday night and I have opened the 2016 Protea Chenin Blanc from South Africa, the Swartland. 100% Chenin Blanc.
On the nose I am getting honeydew melon, lime, white peach, pear, honey, apple blossom and mandarin orange.
On the palate there is tangy citrus notes, stone fruit, lime, lemon, yellow apple, melon, white peach, apricot and mandarin orange.
This wine is light to medium bodied yhat is well balanced with medium + to high acidity that leads to a fresh crisp long finish. I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Please stay safe and continued great weekend. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 18 days ago
Last of my own stock of Paul Gregutt’s old vine Chenin blanc from Washington state. The venture is now defunct, alas. Pale yellow white, excellent clarity. Floral and funk notes in nose. Honey peach-apricot and cantaloupe flavors, slight skin astringency in finish, lemony aftertaste with a tinge of cantaloupe-apricot. Great length of flavors, good acidity but lacks a bit of needed crispness. And in the future, please help support your local old vine Chenin blanc producer. The world deserves more quality wines like this. — 17 days ago
My first from a half case of couples. A south African, ozzies and Sicilian ones.
Very cheap... Especially compared to same level local ones (about 60 nis a bottle)
Pale straw greenish 👁️
Sugar sweetness, tropical fruits like guava, some grass and citrus Peel 👃
Medium high acidity.
Mostly citrus with hints of tropics and some bitterness 👄
Medium body and medium pleasent 🎯
Not too bad , non complex and good vfm.
13 % abv
Paired OK with spicy Mediterranean brunch. — 12 days ago