Glass of sunshine: why we’re loving chenin blanc – wine of the ...

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Glass of sunshine: why we’re loving chenin blanc – wine of the season

Discover one of SA’s best-kept wine secrets, and the valley that’s putting it on the map

Wade Bales

Chenin blanc is certainly not a newcomer on the wine scene; it’s one of our country’s most popular, most widely planted and most consumed wines. Ironically, it’s one of the most underrated ones too.

How so? Thanks to the grape’s high yields and incredible versatility, its quality can vary greatly — with many a wine drinker consequently thinking of chenin as a “cheap and cheerful” kind of wine.

In reality, quality chenin blanc is something to behold; outpacing many others thanks to its incredible acidity and ability to pair so sublimely with a wide range of foods...

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