Essay Chenin Blanc 2021
|Region||South Africa, Coastal Region|
This white blend is Chenin Blanc-driven, which is one of South Africa's most promising varietals. Chenin Blanc is sometimes referred to as '"Steen," and is known for its balanced acidity and appetite-whetting aromas of pineapple, litchi, and guava. The addition of Viognier and Roussanne gives the wine an aromatic lift and a touch of richness on the palate.
Made from 72% Chenin Blanc, 17% Roussanne and 11% Viognier, the 2021 Essay Chenin Blanc Viognier Roussanne is built for speed, not distance. The nose is fresh, bright and aromatic with lively citrus and peachy aromas, followed by hints of yellow apple and fresh-cut melon float out of the glass. Medium-bodied, the wine has a crisp essence that gives way to a delightful mineral tension and balanced structure, and it ends with a clean finish. Drink this excellent-value wine over the next 2 to 4 years.