Doran Vineyards, Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc 2014, Swartland, South Africa
Tasting Note: An easy-drinking chenin blanc.
Medium lemon-to-gold in color, this wine has a nose of green apple, white blossom and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied chenin blanc has a steely texture with light-to-medium flavor intensity.
Bottle Note: Andrew Badenhorst (South Africa) and Edwin Doran (Ireland vis London) have been friends since 1992. In 2010, they formed Doran Vineyards being joined in 2012 by winemaker, Martin Lamprecht. We select the best quality grapes to make wines correctly reflecting our passion for wine. This chenin blanc has fleshy white pear upfront followed by dried peaches finishing with a lingering taste of roasted almond and honey.
Price: $19 US (February 2018 Currency conversion rate), 230 South African Rand (ZAR) Restaurant price
Tasted: Foliage Restaurant, Franschhoek, South Africa
Tasting Date: January 22, 2018