Pale in colour and displaying youthful green hues in the glass. The nose is lifted with aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple and hints of tropical fruit in the background. The wine shows a hint of residual sweetness which is balanced by the refreshing acidity and caters to a wide range of palates. When describing this wine, words that come to mind are zippy, fresh and exuberant. This wine is best enjoyed when young and fresh.
Background Information: Chenin Blanc is a French white grape variety with its origins in the picturesque Loire Valley in the central west of the country. Grown on the gentle slopes outlying the medieval villages of Vouvray and Saumur, it produces a wide range of deliciously fruity wines, from still dry white wines and sparkling wines made by the traditional Méthode Champenoise to the rich, flavoursome long-lived botrytis affected dessert wines. The variety is also widely planted in South Africa where it is known as Steen and California where it is popular for the fresh acid it retains, even in warm years. In spite of its popularity and renown overseas, it is not well known or widely planted in Australia. The Brown family was one of the first to foster the variety, enjoying its mouth filling fruit flavours and fresh acidity, and the fullness of flavour that a touch of residual sugar can bring.