Flotsam and Jetsam Chenin Blanc 2016

Flotsam and Jetsam Chenin Blanc 2016

This beautifully bright and vibrant Chenin Blanc by the already iconic Chris and Suzaan Alheit made as a side project "hopefully to show that 'work horse' grapes can make lekker wine". Chenin Blanc certainly has been used as a work horse in the Cape and we certainly see far too much generic, cheap, poor quality chenin on supermarket shelves giving it a bad name. However, in good hands, it can be magnificent as in the case of the Aheit's Cartology and many others. This one certainly punches well above it's weight. Parker 92pts, Christian Eedes 92 pts.

 
Main Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Grape Varietal
Chenin Blanc
Vintage
2016
Bottle size
75cl
Region
Western Cape
Producer
Alheit Wines
ABV
13.5%
 
Price:€24.95
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About Kinnegar

Kinnegar Wines was born almost by accident and been growing organically since.

In 1998, I was in the midde of a two year diploma course with the London Wine & Spirits Trust when an opportunity came up to visit South Africa's Western Cape. Naturally, I was keen to avail of the opportunity to learn more about viticulture and winemaking in South Africa.

We had an excellent guide who brought us to a number of the Cape's leading estates including Thelema and De Trafford where we had in depth vineyard and cellars tours. At the end of the day, I wanted to take back some of the wonderful wines we had tasted for our own use. It was not possible to take two or three cases of wine with us on our flight and shipping such a small quantity was more than the cost of wines. So I had the mad idea of shipping a pallet! Clearly, I had to start selling these wines and so began Kinnegar Wines. Ashford Castle took many of the wines and continue to list them and newer arrivals ever since.

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