Leo Steen, Chenin Blanc, Dry Creek Valley

Leo Steen, Chenin Blanc, Dry Creek Valley - 2019

Item # 41937 750mL
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USA
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Appellation/Village
Dry Creek
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Tasting Notes

A bone dry Chenin Blanc that was fermented in stainless steel and aged in neutral barrels for 3-4 months. hand-harvested grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts. Winemaker Leo Hansen was born and raised in Denmark then moved to California. He made his first vintage of Chenin in 2006 and never looked back. Fittingly, Steen is also his family’s middle name and it is the South African word for Chenin Blanc.


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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

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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