2015 LEIPZIG LIDA CHENIN BLANC WHITE VEGAN WINE
This wine is dedicated to Lida, the matriarch of Leipzig Winery.
The name, Leipzig, is from the German “city of music”, where the forefathers of this estate stem from.
South Africa is the largest producer of Chenin blanc. Chenin blanc is sometimes blended with Semillon, Viognier, and Marsanne, which makes a richer-styled wine similar to an oaked Chardonnay but with a sweeter taste. Also in South Africa, Chenin blanc and Sauvignon Blanc are blended to create a fresh and zesty dry wine.
Grapes harvested on Phisantekraal, Tygerberg. This Chenin Blanc was produced from grapes carefully sourced from 38-year old bush vines with a low yield, ensuring concentrated flavours. The wine was fermented and aged for approximately 6 months in small oak barrels, before undergoing further bottle aging.
Alcohol: 14% Residual Sugar: 1.7 g/l PH: 3.10 Total Acid: 6.2 g/l
Intense citrus flavours with a silky mouth feel
Enjoy at your leisure any time or put a few bottles of this rare wine away for a few years.
Because of Chenin blanc’s awesome acidity and inherently sweet flavour, it pairs well with foods that have a sweet and sour element. Southeast Asian cuisine or pork chops with apples paired with a richer and sweeter style Chenin blanc will blow your mind.
Meat pairing: Veal, Trout, Chicken, Turkey, Pork Chop, Guinea Foul, Halibut, Smoked Salmon, Terrine, Pâté
Cheese pairing: Soft to semi-firm cow’s milk cheeses, such as triple-cream brie, gruyere, cream cheese, yoghurt and cheddar work very well with Chenin blanc. Also try herb-crusted goat cheeses.
Vegetable & fruit pairing: Squash, Jicama, Guava, Shallot, Chives, Savoy Cabbage, Yam, Carrot, Cauliflower, Oyster Mushroom, Corn, Red Bell Pepper, Apple, Quince, Pear.
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