#newwinethisweek Week 15 – Chenin Blanc, South Africa
I am so glad that Mike over at http://www.pleasebringmemywine.com has taken over the reigns for the next couple of weeks. Firstly I am enjoying a very relaxing break in Devon, where it seems WiFi is in a thing of mystery (hence I’m a day late with this post!) and secondly he has made an awesome choice for week 15 of #newwinethisweek…
We enjoyed a red New World classic with Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra last week; this week we can look forward to a white new world champion, Chenin Blanc from South Africa:
Chenin is rightly associated with the Loire in France but it has also become the signature white grape of South Africa, where it has been grown since the seventeenth century. These days it is the most planted white variety in the country and the grapes produce delicious, great value whites with lots of fruity character and delicious, mouthwatering acidity. Stellenbosch and Paarl are both excellent regions, with Swartland also beginning to up the ante.
I think we’re in for another brilliant week on #newwinethisweek; here are a few recommendations from me:
Don’t forget to head on over to Mike’s blog to give South African a Chenin a Blanc a score and a review… Get involved!