Chenin Blanc is a variety that has been quite successfully proliferated in South Africa, and this is a wonderful example. Tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and papaya are pleasantly displayed on the palate, accented by notes of honeycomb and straw. A richer version of the variety, this will be a delightful companion for pork dishes that incorporate a bit of sweetness, such as honey-roasted ham.
Western Cape, South Africa
Winston Churchill, who drank a bottle of Champagne at lunch and at dinner (along with several whiskies and cognacs throughout the day), once said, "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me."