Crushing On: Perdeberg The Classic Collection Chenin Blanc

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Located between Malmesbury and Durbanville, in the Agter Paarl area, the Perdeberg district encompasses five different microclimates that produce unique and varied wines.

Perdeberg Winery, named for the Cape Mountain Zebra that were prolific in the area, have been pressing grapes since 1942.

Wines of Excellence

Perdeberg Cellar’s primary mission is to create wines of excellence and difference. And, what you may not know, is that they produce 8 different styles of Chenin Blanc and have been dubbed ‘the home of Chenin Blanc’.

Crushing on: Classic Collection Chenin Blanc

Perdeberg’s The Classic Collection Chenin Blanc is made in an elegant and fruit driven style.

This wine has a beautiful light straw colour; notes of tropical fruit and litchi fills the glass. The flavours follow through onto the palate ending with a moderate acidity and finish fresh.

On Point, On Price

This awarded wine over delivers on both quality and price; at just R43 a bottle (online from Perdeberg) it is an absolute steal.

The 2018 vintage was awarded Gold Michelangelo, Gold Wine Awards, Gold Vitis Vinefera and Silver Veritas – this shows the winemaking team’s passion for Chenin Blanc.

How Best to Enjoy

Year on year this wine is a favourite for summer days, lazy Sunday afternoons or with a light meal. Pair it with your favourite seafood or chicken dishes, see our selection of recipes below.

Recipe Pairings

Marinated Chicken Drumsticks with Salsa

This deliciously marinated chicken dish is perfect for feeding friends at a casual weekend get together.

Recipe for Marinated Chicken Drumsticks with Salsa

Rustic Roasted Baby Chickens with Herb Stuffed Baby Onions

Elevate your roast chicken game with this yummy recipe. It not only looks beautiful but tastes amazing too.

Recipe for Rustic Roasted Baby Chickens with Herb Stuffed Baby Onions

Nut and Seed Crusted Hake

Switch out a heavy batter for this light but still deliciously crunchy nut crust.

Recipe for Nut and Seed Crusted Hake

Hake and Mussel Pot

Take yourself off to the West Coast without having to leave your house with this sublime mussel pot.

Recipe for Hake and Mussel Pot

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