REGION: Bot River, South Africa
VARIETIES: Chenin Blanc/Verdelho
Chenin really is THE grape of South Africa. Originating in the Loire, where it makes a huge range of different styles of whites, many now think South Africa is where this underrated grape is really making its name. Here, it takes on a much weightier characteristic, and more pronounced, riper fruits. Marelise Niemann, the highly skilled winemaker, is a true craftsperson - creating an incredibly expressive and well balanced wine. Delicious.