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.
Wellington, Cape Winelands, Western Cape, South Africa
Amy Schumer drinks Rombauer Chardonnay while she’s onstage. This oakier, more ripe style of Chardonnay is referred to by many in the wine industry as "cougar juice."