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DH Lescombes Chenin Blanc

DH Lescombes Chenin Blanc Wine Details

Description: Semi-dry with a distinct floral aroma which carries onto the palate with tastes of citrus and melon. A perfumed character with notes of ginger and herb compliment its' well-structured acidity. Highly versitile wine which pairs well with poultry, pastas, seafood and spicy Asian or Mexican foods.

Varietal Definition
Chenin Blanc:
Classic white varietal of France's Loire Valley and now grown throughout the world. Known for its rather unusual 'wet-wool', 'damp straw' aromas, it tends to be more floral than fruity when young and gives high acidity, growing well in marginal climates. It ages well and its susceptibility to 'botrytis'* produces some of the great sweet wines of the Loire, for example Quarts de Chaume and Vouvray. It is grown widely in South Africa where it is known as 'Steen'.


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