Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Releaf Chenin Blanc 2009

Releaf Chenin Blanc 2009
Origin: Western Cape, South Africa
Blend: Chenin Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: May 2010
Purchase Price: $7.99

Our review: Golden yellow in color, this wine has aromas of melon and tropical fruit. The fruit flavors are a bit flat on the palate, almost watery, though the acidic balance is good. The finish is lengthy, but somewhat uninspired and without depth.

Our rating: A somewhat interesting wine, but not a memorable one. We served our bottle with a vegetable omelet, with which it paired rather well. Still, we were expecting something brighter here, more lively. It scores reasonably well, considering, about Average, and is priced about right. This wine is made from certified organic grapes; the bottle is made from partially recycled glass; the labels are made from recycled paper, and printed with sustainable inks.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Offers lively aromas of tropical fruits and melon. The crisp citrus and tropical fruit flavors linger on palate. "

Winery website: Organic Wine Trade Company.

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