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Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc

Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc

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Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc: A South African Gem – Detailed Tasting Note & Food Pairings

Introduction

South Africa's Chenin Blanc wines are gaining well-deserved recognition, and Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc is a shining example. This delightful expression embodies the unique characteristics of South African terroir, offering a vibrant yet balanced flavour profile that's perfect for summer sipping or pairing with a range of delicious dishes.

Tasting Notes

  • Appearance: Rachels Chenin Blanc shimmers in the glass with a pale straw-yellow hue and subtle green reflections.
  • Nose: A burst of tropical fruit greets the nose, with aromas of ripe peach, guava, and a hint of pineapple. Delicate floral notes of acacia and a touch of citrus zest add complexity.
  • Palate: The palate delivers on the promise of the nose, with refreshing acidity complementing the ripe fruit flavours. Notes of lemon, green apple, and a hint of honeydew melon emerge amidst subtle hints of minerality. The wine has a medium body with a smooth, well-rounded texture and a lingering, zesty finish.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc's versatility makes it a fantastic partner for a variety of dishes:

  • Seafood: Pairs beautifully with grilled prawns, pan-seared scallops, or a simple white fish with lemon and herbs.
  • Salads: Complements summer salads with grilled chicken, goat cheese, or a light vinaigrette.
  • Asian Cuisine: The wine's acidity and fruitiness balance the flavours of Thai curries, Vietnamese spring rolls, or sushi.
  • Spicy Dishes: A surprising match for dishes with a bit of heat – try it with chicken tikka masala!

About Boschendal Rachels Chenin Blanc

Hailing from the renowned Stellenbosch region of South Africa, this Chenin Blanc is sourced from carefully selected vineyards with varying soil types and altitudes, contributing to its complexity.  The wine undergoes partial wild yeast fermentation for added depth and is matured in oak for a touch of richness.

 

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