Full Review

Strelitzia Ridge

Strelitzia Ridge
2020 Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Strelitzia Ridge
2020 Chenin Blanc, Western Cape

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Chenin Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: South Africa
Alcohol: 13%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of beeswax, ripe fig, and papaya with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, medium-long candied almond, meyer lemon, and poached pear finish. A supple and clean Chenin Blanc for effortless summer sipping.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: beeswax, ripe fig, and papaya
Taste Flavor: candied almond, meyer lemon, and poached pear
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and clean Chenin Blanc for effortless summer sipping.

The Importer

Serge Doré Selections Ltd.

The Importer
59 S. Greeley Ave., Suite 100
Chappaqua, NY 10514
USA
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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.