Vinum Africa Chenin Blanc 2009

Chenin Blanc from South Africa

Price: $15.00 $9.95
Save $5.05 (34%)
Item No. 117783
  • WE90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The nose hints at the wonderful elegance and vibrancy of this wine. White petals and citrus crispness integrated with light touches of cinnamon. Then the palate unfolds layers of fresh lime and gentle spices, underscored by an intensity of fruit which persists on the palate and finishes with a mineral resonance. In essence, it has immense personality and Stellenbosch-­-Helderberg driven personality. A complex, balanced combination of the finer attributes of good Chenin. A highly versatile wine, apt for an unusual variety of cuisines, certain to give much pleasure now -­-and for a good few years to come. Good Chenin ages extremely well !

Critical Acclaim

"A balanced and quite pleasing Chenin Blanc that offers both bright, fleshy fruit flavors and a delicately spicy, oak-driven backdrop. Ripe apple and pear notes mingle seamlessly with delicate almond and hazelnut toast accents, while hints of sweet baking spice remain through the lengthy finish. "
90 Points

Learn About Vinum Africa

Vinum Africa brings together for the first time 4 passionate wine minds, from contrasting corners of the world, balancing different nationalities, wits and cultures. The overlapping common ground is incarnated in the form of their friendship and their wines. Innovation often comes from creative destruction. Consequently, they like to break down unnecessary barriers and formalities, and create off-beat wines with down to earth and novel or curious objectives.

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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