Man Vintners Free-Run Steen Chenin Blanc
Origin: South Africa
Grape Varietal: 100% Chenin Blanc
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Winemaking: Hand-harvested at between 22.5-23.5°C and only freerun juices was used for this wine, with no pressing of the skins. After settling, the must was inoculated and allowed to ferment over 20 days in stainless steel tanks at an average fermentation temperature of 13°C. The wine was left on its gross lees as longevity. 100% unoaked to preserve freshness of fruit. Fined and filtered before bottling.
Tasting Notes: A crisp, expressive, medium-bodied wine. Light yellow/straw in appearance. Vibrant aromas of quince and tropical fruit. On the palate, fresh stone fruit and apple flavours are backed by refreshing acidity and minerality.
Food Pairing: Pairs well with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon. Served chilled.
Ratings: WS 85 pts