Protea Chenin Blanc 2012

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

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Item No. 123101
  • white wine
  • TP90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

To make this Chenin Blanc, Protea's winemakers step smartly aside and allow the essence of the remarkable, too often underappreciated Chenin Blanc grape to arrive in the glass with rich fruit and verve. With hints of pear, citrus and honeysuckle this wine is created in a lighter, more accessible style.

And the unique and striking bottle with its paisley design is sure to make a statement on your table!

Critical Acclaim

" This 100% Chenin Blanc, named after South Africa's national flower, is packaged in a unique paisley-covered bottle, painted with heavy metal-free ink. The liquid is delightful - a splash of lemon curd and peach plossom are cheerful palate greeters. Jasmine and lanolin come into play towards the middle and to the finish, lifted by its pretty, natural acidity. "
90 Points

Learn About Protea

Protea makes wines that dare to be exotic and beautiful, in every way imaginable. You'll see this right away as you discover their uniquely crafted bottles made by designer Mark Eisen. The paisley and Cape Dutch themes on the bottles speak to Protea's South African roots, but more than that they transform the bottles from mere containers to objects of beauty and contemplation. A...

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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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