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Nine Fields

Nine Fields
2018 Chenin Blanc, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Nine Fields
2018 Chenin Blanc, Robertson

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas of wool, flamed lemon zest, and sesame with a bright, dry medium body and a relaxed lemon bar, yellow flowers, and sesame oil finish. A savory and distinct South African Chenin for spicing up a weekday dinner party.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: wool, flamed lemon zest, and sesame
Taste Flavor: lemon bar, yellow flowers, and sesame oil
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Tempura, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A savory and distinct South African Chenin for spicing up a weekday dinner party.

The Importer

Vineyard Varieties, Inc

The Importer
PO Box 330
Paris, KY 40362
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1 859-298-6040

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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.