Thursday, 27 October 2011

Wine of the week - Zalze Chenin Blanc (South Africa)

Hi everybody,
Direction South Africa this week for another lush white wine!
What it is
Fruity white wine from the Coastal region of South Africa.
Made out of Chenin Blanc, the same grape as Vouvray in Loire.

What to expect
Medium Lemon colour
Dry wine with a intense smell of ripe tropical fruit (ripe pineapple, guava).
The palate is quite round and with strong intensive tropical fruit you have on the nose that very nicely disguise high alcohol.
Verdict: 6-7/10 as lacks a little bit of finesse (based on wine shown)
Have it with
Can be drunk on its own but would suggest a lime&Garlic prawn or spicy (not hot) Asian cuisine

Where to find it
1) Waitrose - £6.99 (wine shown)
2) Tesco - £6.99 (wine shown)
Did you know
> Chenin Blanc originates from the Loire Valley in France.
> In South Africa, Chenin Blanc is known as 'Steen'

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