Kanu Chenin Blanc 2005

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

$11.99
Item No. 88035
  • white wine
  • WS87
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2002
  • WS87
  • RP87
  • 2000
  • RP86
  • ST86
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

87% Chenin Blanc; 13% Sauvignon Blanc.

The Kanu range of wines honors Kanu, the mythical bird of promise. Legend has it when the bird appeared in the Southern African skies, all who fell under its shadow would be blessed with a bountiful harvest. Kanu wines celebrates this legend.

Pale straw colour. A nose of tropical fruit and summer melon with a hint of spice. Crisp and full bodied, the papaya and pineapple flavours ensure a lingering aftertaste.

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The vineyards and cellar of Kanu wines are located on the Goedgeloof (HOOT-ha-loof) farm, nestled in the Polkadraai Hills of Stellenbosch. The property once formed a part of the original Spier Wine Estate, granted to a German soldier by Cape governor Simon van der Stel in 1692. According to a veteran farm hand on Goedgeloof, Kanu was a mythical bird of promise. The creature"s...

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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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