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Cullinan View Chenin Blanc 2011

Cullinan View Chenin Blanc 2011

This is an off-dry white wine so if you like your wines soft, easy drinking and slightly sweet then this is the wine for you.
Chenin Blanc is a classic white variety grown in South Africa that actually originates from the Loire in France where it makes Vouvray and the hugely long lived Savennières.
South Africa
Robertson
Robertson WO
Cullinan View
Chenin Blanc
12%
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Robertson region of South Africa

Chenin Blanc

Native to the Loire Valley this is probably one of the world’s most versatile grape varieties, today grown also in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the US amongst others.

It is capable of producing some of the best sweet wines you might ever taste but is also used to make very good dry white wines that can be full and unctuous or dry and spritzy. The range of styles of Chenin is enormous, especially if you add oak into the mix or you consider that it makes lovely sparkling wines as well.

It tastes of lovely lemony fruit and can have a delicious richness to it that is very appealing. As a sweet wine it is unctuous without cloying due to the high levels of acidity and in its sparkling form, principally produced in the Loire Valley, is fresh and zesty.


Chenin Blanc Wine Guide

Native to the Loire Valley or an area commonly called Pineau de la Loire and grown there for over 1,000 years, Chenin ... read more
Salads & Vegetables
This wine would suit Caesar, chicken, egg, fish or seafood salad. Would also work well with root vegetables such as carrots, onions and parsnips.
Fish & Seafood
Seafood and firm white fish such as plaice, skate and sole are good matches for this wine. You could also pair this wine with a clam chowder, kedgeree and smoked fish.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with fish based sauces or ones that are light and creamy such as hollandaise. You could also go for a nice parsley sauce or pesto base.
Meats
Whether it's grilled, barbecued, baked or casseroled this wine works with white meats such as chicken, turkey and pork but it also suits duck and veal. 
Herbs & Spices
Works with big flavours such as coriander, fennel, garlic and ginger but will also work with basil, parsley or tarragon.
Spicy Foods
A great wine to enjoy with Thai, Chinese and light Indian dishes such as a Korma.
Cheeses
Matches well to Brie and Camembert but is very well suited to mozzarella and some mature Cheddars. 
 
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