The Liberator 'The Francophile Chenin Blanc' 2020Regular price £10.00
Super Chenin. The world's best variety? Importer Richard Kelley MW sure thinks so. This is a super fresh style - loads of green pear, apple and zesty fruits on the nose. The palate is much the same, but with a bit of weight and some stoney minerality. Fruits appear a bit riper and warmer...
A note from importer, Rick (the alter ego of Richard Kelley, MW, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of South African wine):
"Beyond the periphery of South Africa’s conventional vineyard regions lie great vinous treasures, resigned to anonymity; forgotten, abandoned or just simply undiscovered. It is the mission of Rick, our intrepid Cape Crusader, to seek out and liberate these rare wines, consigning them to the table of the most inquisitive and discerning imbiber. Each episode represents a single discovery; a precious parcel that is both unique and finite".
Whilst the above is true for the vast majority of Rick's episodes, The Francophile series are wines that Rick intends to be consistent, year on year. This Chenin Blanc is purposely a little different to the identikit Chenin's at this price point, made more in the style of a classic Loire Valley wine.
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