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Staff Pick

Terre Brûlée Chenin Blanc - 2017

Item # 34921 750mL
$13.96/ Single Bottle
$167.52 $150.77/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

The Swartland region of South Africa is teeming with winemakers who are landing very old vines (well above 70 years) and making incredible wines as a result. This comes from winemakers Tania and Vincent Carême, natives of the Loire, who fell in love with the region and haven't looked back. Dry-farmed, mineral driven and full of delicious character.

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Staff Pick Notes

When 70-year-old Chenin Blanc vines and Vouvray experts/expats come together in Swartland, very special things happen. Terre Brûlée 2015 is a vibrant, silky wine showing notes of orange, apricot, mandarin marmalade, acacia, and seashell. It also exhibits a fleecy minerality, characteristic of many a Vouvray and such a delight to find in a New World Chenin. On the palate, candied meyer lemon is carried by a rich and unctuous mouthfeel, nicely balanced by a bitter, zippy mineral kiss. This is a perfect wine for scallops, onion tart, smoked salmon, avocado, and cheese plates. Terre Brûlée is a highly impressive wine and at this price point, a total steal!

- ES

Astor's Glossary of Terms

South Africa

South Africa is often lumped together, under some arbitrary umbrella heading, with the other wine-producing regions of the southern hemisphere - South America, Australia, New Zealand, etc. This does a severe injustice both to the fantastic wines of South Africa and to the wine consumer: the region is peerless in its harmonious synthesis of New and Old World winemaking styles. Wines lately coming...

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Chenin Blanc

A versatile grape that is grown worldwide, but is most commonly associated with the Loire, California, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. It produces just about any type of wine you can think of: ageworthy dessert wines; delicious, honeyed dry whites; sparklers; and even bases for fortified wines and spirits. These days, one of the most exciting stories is in South Africa, where newly...

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