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Fleur du Cap Essence du Gap Chenin Blanc 2017 – An Oaked Chenin Blanc that Sings

Fleur du Cap, Essence du Gap Chenin Blanc 2017, Western Cape, South Africa, Wine Casual

Fleur du Cap, Essence du Gap Chenin Blanc 2017, Western Cape, South Africa

Tasting Note: A bright, zippy, South African chenin blanc with oak that should be your new summer default white wine.

Pale-intensity lemon in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of honeysuckle, quince, pear, green apple and clove baking spice with hints of cinnamon.

On the palate the dry, medium-bodied chenin blanc delivers medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose along with lemon citrus and notes of lime leaf.

The wine is medium-plus in acidity with midpalate complexity and varietal typicity.

This wine sings.

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Bottle Note: The Western Cape’s diverse palette of wine growing regions allow Fleur du Cap the perfect canvas to make wines that express the essence of a varietal. A masterful selection of fruit combined with the creativity of our winemakers result in wines that express our vision, ‘freedom of expression.’ Medium bodied with a touch of oak to dance with the lovely aromas of tropical fruit. Partners well with seafood, white meat dishes and is great with oriental dishes.

Rating: 89 points
Price: $9
Alcohol: 13%
Importer: Maisons Marques & Domaines USA Inc., Oakland, California
Tasted: Home
Tasting Date: June 27, 2019

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