During the last decade South-African wines made a lasting impression internationally, scooping up awards, exporting to new markets as well as established markets which is known for old world wines with long standing histories of wine culture. All of this has been largely due to the quality Pinotage and Chenin Blanc produced in South Africa.
Today we celebrate Chenin Blanc as cultivar along with the international wine drinking community, and while this fruity white wine may be associated with a hot summers day and crisp salad, the diversity of Chenin Blanc really comes to show when crafted as wine to age. The days of Chenin Blanc being limited to single uses and based wine, often referred to as Steen, is long forgotten. Read more