The Underdog Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc was the underdog of the South African wine industry for many years. It was the workhorse, producing grapes to make base wine for the brandy industry. Recently many winemakers have come to realise the quiet potential of this grape, especially from older vineyards. It can produce anything from a light crisp wine, to a complex wooded or even sweet dessert wine. Its versatility ensures that it goes well with almost any food. This wine by Francois Haasbroek is dry, yet deliciously fruity and will appeal to most palates. It’s the perfect wine for the Christmas table with a variety of different dishes.