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Frisky Zebras

Frisky Zebras
NV "Sultry", Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .42%
Fair Trade Certified
82 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$7.95

Frisky Zebras
NV "Sultry", Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .42%
Straw green color. Grassy aromas and flavors of dried citrus, nectarine pit, and grass with a lean, tart, dry thin body and a swift finish manifesting notes of wet stone with dusty tannins. A pleasant earthy chenin blanc for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: dried citrus, nectarine pit, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of wet stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pleasant earthy chenin blanc for the table.

The Importer

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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.