2016 Die Argitek South Africa Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a variety that has been quite successfully proliferated in South Africa, and this is a wonderful example. Orchard fruit flavors of apple, pear and quince are pleasantly displayed on the palate, accented by notes of honeycomb and straw. The wine was aged in a bit of oak, making it a richer version of the variety, as well as a delightful companion for pork dishes that incorporate a bit of sweetness, such as honey-roasted ham.

Flavor Profile

 

Tastes Like

Golden apple

Honey

pear

quince

Region

Wellington, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa

Pairings

Chicken Dishes

Poultry

Pork Dishes

Did You Know?

Assyrtiko, the white wine grape of the Greek island Santorini, is grown by training the vines over several years to grow in the shape of a basket. The grape bunches grow on the inside, protected from the harsh sun and wind, and the leaves grow on the outside of the basket.