A Cheeky Chenin Blanc from South Africa to Start Sipping 2017
While the northern hemisphere prepares for the harvest, wine producing countries in the southern half of the world are already drinking their 2017 vintages. As fresh and youthful as a wine can be, they come from fruit that was picked between February and April, just when northerner grapes were waking up to spring.
Delheim Chenin 2017 is a treat for the impatient, a mouth watering and vibrant white wine from the prestigious South African region of Stellenbosch, regarded as one of the best areas for the variety.
Pale and bright, it’s a fragrant and delightful fruit basket with plenty of ripe lemons, nectarines, pineapples, green apple and juicy gooseberries.
Its acidity and body are moderate and so is its finish.
It’ll be a fine companion for white fish in a delicate sauce or chicken.
Delheim Chenin Blanc 2017 is available at O’Briens Wine at €18.95.
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.