Boland Cellar has a wide area from which it draws its grapes from their wine grape producers. Stretching from the coastal region of Philadelphia and Durbanville to the Swartland and across to the Drakenstein and Franschhoek Mountains.
When you have a diverse area like this, you have different micro- and meso- climatic conditions. Boland Cellar has identified five distinct regions. Add to this the blending talents of the winemaking team under JD Rossouw and they are able to create some very special wines.
The grapes for the Boland Cellar Five Climates Chenin Blanc 2014 are mostly hand harvested and destemmed before a period of cold soaking before fermentation. He final wine is aged on the lees for a further thre months before the wine is bottled.
It looks like: Pale gold straw in the glass. Gem bright.
It smells like: Classic Chenin. Tropical fruits like guava. Honey. White flowers.
It tastes like: Excellent mouthful of wine with great breadth and depth of flavour. The guava is in full presence, as are slice ripe pear and red apple. While dry, there is a whisper of honey. Long aftertaste, clean, crisp and fresh.
It’s good with: Any suitable vegetarian or fish dish. Because of its breadth of flavour and palate weight, I would recommend Jane-Anne Hobbs’s Low Carb Double Cauliflower Cheese. Click here for the recipe.
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