Full Review

Heritage

Heritage
2015 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: .9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy
2017 Best Chenin Blanc

Heritage
2015 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8% RS: .9%
Straw color. Earthy, grassy aromas and flavors of baked citrus and stone fruits, toasty yeasty pastry dough, kefir, and pressed flowers with a silky, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-long finish revealing notes of honeyed dates and yellow apples, clementine and gooseberry, and earth with well-integrated, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An intriguing and nicely expressive Chenin Blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Funky, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: baked citrus and stone fruits, toasty yeasty pastry dough, kefir, and pressed flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed dates and yellow apples, clementine and gooseberry, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Ceviche, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An intriguing and nicely expressive Chenin Blanc.

The Producer

Heritage Vineyards of Richwood

The Producer
480 Mullica Hill Rd
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
USA
1 856-589-4474

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.