Steen

Sebeka, Western Cape, Chenin Blanc 2008 This is a softer version of Chenin than you might expect from South Africa. While the Chenin produced at Mulderbosch and Thelema have electrifying acidity, this has a softer touch of the acid hand and 6.5g/l of RS to round out the mouth. Light-bodied and clean, the wine sports smells of candied citrus fruit. All stainless production. While the acid hound will be disappointed, the American dry wine drinker who decries the heavy sweetness levels of California’s best selling Chenin will like the middle road that this wine takes. V&B by Swartland Winery in Malmesbury 12.5% $10 suggested retail, import sample Sebeka

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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