Friday, September 01, 2017

MENU's Wine of the Week. Cederberg 2016 Chenin Blanc

We opened a bottle of Cederberg 2016 Chenin Blanc from our cellar. Not the prize winning Five Generations mentioned this week in our story about the Top Ten Chenins, but a lovely expression of this mutable grape
Cederberg winery is up in the high mountains of the Western Cape  - they call them Wines with Altitude. Winemaker owner of Cederberg, David Nieuwoudt makes elegant wines  in his mountain farm near Citrusdal.  This has benefited from a year in the bottle; its dusty nose has whiffs of minerality and ripe pears. On the palate, it is lean and clean with limes, grapefruit and greengages.  So good with all sorts of food.  Sells for around R104

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