Benchmark South African Chenin Blanc - Superb with seafood, risottos, herby roast chicken and spicy dishes
Chenin Blanc is one of the trademark South African white varieties and while it makes up a lot of their generic wines those from good vineyard sites are real gems. This example is given the moniker 'Slow' because the fermentation takes with wild yeasts naturally present in the environment and and consequently takes a good deal longer and allows the wine to acquier some rich, bready aromas and additional layers of complexity that wouldn't develop with a short ferment. In all, the wine spends a minimum of 10 months on its lees with the end result being a mutli-layered wine with a herbaceous notes of fennel and aniseed followed up with a creamy lemon character. Really versatile it suits seafood, risottos, herby roast chicken and is also great with spicy dishes.
Suitable for Vegans