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Lubanzi

Lubanzi
2016 Chenin Blanc, Swartland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .23%
Sustainability in Practice Certified
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99

Lubanzi
2016 Chenin Blanc, Swartland

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .23%
Bright yellow straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of crisp apple and pear, lemon yogurt, cantaloupe rind, and ginger with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a swift finish with notes of nougat with fine, fruit tannins. An easy-going and versatile wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: crisp apple and pear, lemon yogurt, cantaloupe rind, and ginger
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nougat
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An easy-going and versatile wine.

The Importer

Cape Venture Wine Co.

The Importer
815 W 51st St
Kansas City, MO 64112
USA
1 434-907-5448

Their Portfolio

85 Lubanzi 2016 Chenin Blanc, Swartland 12.5% (South Africa) $14.99.
88 Lubanzi 2015 Red Blend, Coastal Region 13.5% (South Africa) $14.99.

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.