drinking chenin blanc

Its versatility extends to a wide range of food dishes

Many wine drinkers tend to buy wine for immediate enjoyment. Fresh young Chenin Blanc wines answer this call admirably. These wines have seductive fresh fruit and delicate floral aromas and a host of fruit salad flavours, sometimes apple or melon, apricot, guava and pineapple, all backed by firm, crisp, natural acidity that make Chenin Blanc wines so perfectly balanced.

Oak introduces a great complexity of flavours and a richer mouth feel. Chenin Blanc rewards lengthy bottle maturation. The colour deepens to a gorgeous straw-gold, and honey and nuts are added to the palette of flavours.

Chenin Blanc's versatility extends to the range of food dishes with which it can be paired.

Dry styles will perk up full flavoured fish and chicken, Malay curries and other Pacific Rim cuisine, and will add zest to vegetarian dishes like stuffed marrows and aubergine bakes.

Sweeter styles match well with warm fruit desserts or tarts.

Quality bottle-matured Chenin Blanc is a perfect partner for ripe Brie and Camembert of course. On its own, its as good a companion as any!
 


Chenin is all about good food and great company

Recipes paired with Chenin Blanc:
  

Avondale and FABER restaurant:
White Bean Veloute




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Bellingham:
Oven Roasted Duck




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Boland:
Samosas




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Darling Cellars:
Thai Green Curry




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Delaire Graff:
Buffalo Mozzarella salad

 




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Delheim:
Wild Mushroom Risotto

 




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Franschhoek Cellar:
Curried Dahl and
Coconut Soup
 




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Joostenberg:
Orange and Granadilla Tiramisu

 




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Ken Forrester and 96 Winery Road:
Ketaifi Salmon with Wasabi mayo

 




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Kleine Zalze and Terroir restaurant:
Prawn Risotto

  




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KWV:
Cilantro and Lime Marinated Chicken Breast Salad




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L’Avenir:
Chilli-cream Prawns

   




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Neethlingshof:
Fresh Mussels

  




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Nederburg Wines:
Fried squid tentacles and calamari with roasted garlic aioli




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Nederburg Wines:
Slaphakskeentjie tart tatin with Chevin cream




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Opstal:
Norwegian Smoked Salmon and
Cream Cheese Quiche




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Overhex:
Chicken Curry

   




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Overhex:
Vetkoek and Curried Mince

   




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Rhebokskloof:
Goats Cheese and Guava Panna Cotta

 



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Spier:
Farmer Angus Smoked Bacon and Trout Vichyssoise




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Uitkyk:
Chicken Briyani

   




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Villiera:
Asian inpsired Salmon Trout

 




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