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The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2021

The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2021

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  • Western Cape - South Africa
  • 2021 - Chenin Blanc
  • 13.0 % Alc - 750 ml

Originally from the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc made its way to South Africa with early French settlers. Today, Chenin is the Cape’s flagship white. And you’re in for a gorgeous taste with The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2021, which was inspired by the French Huguenots who settled in the wine’s native Franschhoek Valley (Franschhoek is Afrikaans for “French Corner”).

This lovely Chenin Blanc was crafted by the talented Ryan Puttick (below), who trained in the prestigious Stellenbosch region and in Germany before becoming head winemaker at the historic Franschhoek Cellar. Founded in the early 1900s by brandy distiller W.H. Joubert, the winery really gained recognition in the 1940s, when a group of passionate local growers joined together to make wine here.

Thanks to the fantastic 2021 vintage, Ryan and his team had their pick of beautifully ripe grapes. In the cellar, Ryan cool fermented the wine (the colder temperatures lock in vibrancy) and fermented part of it on its lees for a little extra richness. And the results are absolutely fabulous...

Look forward to elegant honeysuckle, peach, pineapple and passion fruit aromas and flavors, with just a hint of honey and lemon zest. The cellar’s hometown of Franschhoek belongs to the Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World, so Ryan takes food pairings for his Chenin very seriously. He suggests seafood (like baked haddock with chips or even sushi), roasted chicken or creamy pasta dishes.

However you plan to enjoy it, one thing’s for certain: this is a brilliant Chenin Blanc that every white wine fan needs to taste. Order your share today.

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