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Indaba Chenin Blanc 2009

Indaba Chenin Blanc 2009

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

Price: $10.29
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Item No. 100159
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2001
  • ST86

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes for this crisp, easy-drinking white were sourced from 2 distinct soil types: Table Mountain sandstone, which brings out luscious flavors of honeyed apple, melon and tropical fruit; and decomposed granite, which accentuates Chenin Blanc's citrus and mineral character. An extremely versatile food partner, this crowd-pleaser matches well with a wide variety of dishes, from salads to seafood, mild cheeses to light pasta dishes, sushi to spicy ethnic cuisine. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate recently lauded the Indaba brand for delivering "truly mind-boggling values."

Learn About Indaba

The Indaba brand was first launched in the US in 1996, shortly after South Africa transitioned to a democratic republic. Indaba is the Zulu word for a meeting of the minds, or a traditional gathering of tribal leaders for sharing ideas. The brand was created as a celebration of the democratization process in South Africa, and from its inception the wines have conveyed the spirit of...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc (SHEN-uhn Blahnk) Model of Versatility The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the...

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