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Avondale

Avondale
2015 Amina Estate, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Avondale
2015 Amina Estate, Chenin Blanc, Paarl

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of golden apples, ripe kiwi, papaya pastry, bruleed lemon, and coconut-almond with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length candied macadamia, white flowers, and ground ginger finish with light oak. A tropical and toasty Chenin Blanc with cheery spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: golden apples, ripe kiwi, papaya pastry, bruleed lemon, and coconut-almond
Taste Flavor: candied macadamia, white flowers, and ground ginger
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tropical and toasty Chenin Blanc with cheery spice.

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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.