Kanu Chenin Blanc 2009

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

Price: $10.29 $7.99
Save $2.30 (22%)
Item No. 106579
  • WS87
  • ST87
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:
  • 2002
  • WS87
  • RP87
  • 2000
  • RP86
  • ST86
  • WS85
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Winemaker's Notes

Pale straw color. Intriguing nose of green melon, nectarines and honeysuckle contrasting with a more savory celery salt character. Playful spiciness lingers in the background. A broad mid-palate underpinned by a lively apply acid structure. Lifted floral notes make this wine multi-dimensional in character.

Critical Acclaim

"A bright, breezy style, with easygoing pear, apple and fig notes that are nicely rounded on the finish. Drink now."
87 Points

"Bright medium yellow. Aromas of lemon drop and smoke. Sweet and honeyed, with good fruit, but a bit lacking in verve and lift. A rather full style of chenin, with an exotic citrus note that may be from the viognier. 7.6 Grams per liter residual sugar."
87 Points

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Learn About Kanu Map ItMap It

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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