The MAN Family Wines 2016 Chenin Blanc is one that I picked up a few weeks ago at Cost Plus World Market, when I was on my way home from my business meeting. It is South African, which is a country whose wines I haven’t explored that much.
I opened it several days ago, my pre-Thanksgiving wine to enjoy. On the nose, this wine has aromas of pineapple and lemongrass. The flavor is similar, beginning with a tart flavor of lemongrass, then settling into tropical fruit and pineapple, and finally, a floral note on the finish. It certainly meets the winery description of a sweet and sour wine.
Interestingly the winery uses only free run juice – they do not press the skins. I don’t really know how that is supposed to make a difference, as it doesn’t seem common to have a wine made exclusively from free-run juice. At any rate, it is a steal at only $6.99! Delicious!