Pours an attractive deep yellow gold colour. Great intensity and sweetness. Dried apricot, nuts, honey and burnt treacle. The palate is intensely sweet yet not sickly, fresh and lively with rich depth along with a long clean and complex finish. This wine is best as a sweet treat on its own after a fine meal, but can also be a rewarding challenge to match with desserts!
The wine is called ‘Straw Wine’ as the grapes have been dried on straw, and so take in some of the flavour and aroma whilst increasing in sugar.
This is a naturally made, living wine which may deposit a sediment or tartrate crystals – an acceptable sign of a handcrafted wine.
South Africa is the largest grower and producer of Chenin Blanc. It is also the nation’s most planted wine grape, having first arrived in South Africa in the mid-17th Century.
|Region:||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
|Grapes:||100% Chenin Blanc|
|Source:||L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon|
|Occasion:||On its own, Pastry deserts|