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Chenin Blanc '02 VQA

Chenin Blanc '02 (VQA) Wine Details
Price: $12.90 per bottle

Description: Vanilla, muted oranges and tropical fruit, with honey, melon and even a hint of banana. There is a graceful interplay between the naturally characteristic acidity and the wine’s sweetness. Crisp, lively and elegant, this wine has more complexity than even some reds! A dry and balanced wine that evokes colonial British charm.

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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