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Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren
2017 Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .28%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$17.99

Babylonstoren
2017 Chenin Blanc, South Africa

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .28%
Silver color. Fresh aromas of pears, pineapple, wet stone, and wildflowers with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-long meyer lemon and starfruit finish with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp, clean, and lengthy Chenin Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: pears, pineapple, wet stone, and wildflowers
Taste Flavor: meyer lemon and starfruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Calamari, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, clean, and lengthy Chenin Blanc.

The Importer

Babylonstoren

The Importer
4002 Hwy 78, Suite 530-326
Snellville, GA 30039
USA
1 404-422-0808

Their Portfolio

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.