Blackwater 'Underdog' Chenin Blanc 2015
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 25240
Wine Spectator 91
"Ripe, offering notes of quince, melon and yellow apple. Stays racy, with honeysuckle, quinine and verbena accents lending contrast. Presents a bright, focused finish."
"South African Chenin Blanc for the Chablis fan. This 100% Chenin Blanc is harvested from selected old bushvine vineyards on the top slopes of Bottelary Hills and a similar soil structure just northwest in Durbanville. The fruit is destemmed and pressed, settled for 24 hours and fermented in stainless steel and concrete tanks, left on the fine lees for five months. A small bit of battonage was employed to give added texture but this wine was meant to be a compliment to that briny little oyster so not too much lees stirring.
A wine so pure it almost feels like it should be good for you. Here is a perfect example of nervy, unadulterated, unmanipulated, no skin contact, zero RS, zero ML, honest to goodness Chenin Blanc. A clean, lean nerve-tingler with grapefruit, bayleaf, lemon sorbet, muskmelon and sea spray freshness." ~ Winery Notes
Very Good surprise
Wonderful for lunch on a hot summer day in California. Thanks.
Posted by Arjun on 7/24/17 [Verified]
good food wine for herby dishes..eg pork loin
Posted by John R on 6/20/17 [Verified]
Posted by Amy on 8/1/17 [Verified]
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