Monday, February 23, 2015

Ken Forrester 2012 Petit Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch

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The Green Dragon and I will be visiting South Africa this spring to celebrate a wedding anniversary. In addition to a safari, we’ll be visiting the Winelands to sample ample South African wine.

The country of South Africa ranks eighth on the list of wine production, behind such behemoths as France, Italy, and the United States. It’s history reaches back to the 17th century and exports have doubled since 2013.

Stellenbosch is one of the wine regions we will be visiting, and so when I spotted this bottle at Walt Churchill’s Market in Perrysburg, I picked it up. It’s always good to do some advanced research.

Chenin Blanc is the widest grown grape in the country. It is known for producing outstanding wines in France’s Vouvray region, but it can also produce uninspired wine.

The Petit Chenin Blanc is a youthful wine that is suitable for everyday drinking. At a cost of $6.99, you could actually afford to drink this every single day. This is one of the Petit “range” entry level wines. The top range at Ken Forrester is the Icon Range, with single vineyard wines designed for aging.

This is a fresh and fruity wine. there are tastes of green apple and grapefruit. The body is light and there is no harsh acidity. It is a soft, ready to please wine.

According to Green Dragon, it is a perfect wine to enjoy while taking a warm bubble bath. In that case, I better order her some more.

Rating: 2 of 5  Value: 3.5 of 5

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