AbuzzWine Wine of the Week – Oldenburg Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes

oldenburg-cbThe wine has a bright straw colour.  On the nose it exudes intense aroma’s of peaches and citrus blossoms.  A touch of oak spice and toasty vanilla scents further add to the complexity.  The entry on the palate is creamy and textured with a wonderful balance between acidity and wood. Flavours of baked apple tart and ripe tropical fruits support the elegant oak structure.  The wine is fresh with a lingering minerality on the finish.  Serve slightly chilled and enjoy with creamy seafood dishes or spicy chicken curries.

 

Interesting wine facts

One of the older wine grapes of the world, Chenin originated in the Loire sometime in the 800’s and quickly spread due to its wines’appealing flavors and high acidity. It may be the parent of  Sauvignon Blanc; while this is suspected, it is not yet proven.

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Food and wine pairing – Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc can be a very versatile player in food and wine pairings, but the wide range of wine styles needs to be taken into account. Lighter, dry styles can pair well with light dishes such as salads, fish, and chicken. The sweeter styles of Chenin blanc can balance the spicy heat of some Asian and Hispanic cuisines. The acidity and balance of medium-dry styles can pair well with cream sauces and rich dishes like pâté.

 

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