The Chenin Blanc grape is not well known in these parts, but donâ€™t let that stop you from buying the two wines below. Amazing quality wines at delicious prices. Chenin is a yin yang character, delivering both refreshing tartness, and a slight sweetness. Shades of Royal Gala apples. For me itâ€™s the perfect party sipper, anytime sipper, and patio lunch partner. The wines below would be a great stash to have open in your fridge, plus you will learn a lot about how the different â€˜expressionsâ€™ in wine connect to moments and moods.
KWV 19 Chenin Blanc â€˜Vinecrafterâ€™, South Africa 18689 $9.80
. . . anytime. KWVâ€™s wine is about sociability. Beautiful simplicity. Delivers a huge blast of freshness, with just enough fruitiness to delight the palate. Some might describe it as off-dry â€“ whatever â€“ I say think sociability, lighthearted, chill well, and let the party begin. The perfect â€˜anytimeâ€™ bottle to have in your fridge.
ROBERTSON WINERY 19 Chenin Blanc, South Africa 495507 $9.45
. . . refresher, aperitif. The Robertson is also super zesty, accented with a mineral note. There is slightly more flavour, and a hint of richness. Shades of Sauvignon here, so think hot evening refresher, aperitif or seafood partner.
CONO SUR 2019 Viognier, Chile 64287 $11.70 ($9.70 till July 19)
. . . summer fullness. If you have somehow managed to avoid meeting Cono Surâ€™s Viognier, now is the time to make a date. Again, thereâ€™s a slight impression of sweetness and this time with richness. But these features are tamed by a lovely freshness. What a great blast of Summerâ€™s fullness and richness in a bottle. A WOW for sure. Fabulous partner for grilled white meats.