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Ashton

Ashton
2019 Chenin Blanc, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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Ashton
2019 Chenin Blanc, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of flint, ripe pineapple, banana creme, coriander, honeycomb, and parker dinner rolls with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an even, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of lemon zest with no oak flavor. A leesy and captivating Chenin Blanc with a hint of smoky flint.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: flint, ripe pineapple, banana creme, coriander, honeycomb, and parker dinner rolls
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of lemon zest
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A leesy and captivating Chenin Blanc with a hint of smoky flint.

The Importer

Vineyard Varieties, Inc

The Importer
PO Box 330
Paris, KY 40362
USA
1 859-298-6040

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Chenin Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chenin Blanc is a white wine made in numerous styles; the most famous examples are from France's Loire Valley, while there are also some notable versions from South Africa and California.

Chenin Blanc has very high acidity and is often produced in an off-dry style called demi-sec. A dry style from the Loire is called Savennières. There are also sparking versions of Chenin Blanc, namely Crémant de Loire also known as Saumur.

Dry versions are made by a few artisan estates in California, although a typical inexpensive California version is off-dry or lightly sweet. Steel aged with appealing citrus fruit, these wines should be drunk young and pair well with simple salads.