DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc Reserve – perfect for July
01 July 2016
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Jenny Crwys–Williams : Greg, thank you very much indeed for joining us, tell us a little bit about your weekend wine, your very first weekend wine for July.
Greg: My first wine is DeMorgenzon Chenin Blanc Reserve 2013 vintage. This particular wine, I’ve chosen it because it is carefully wooded. What I mean by this, it has spent just the right time in the oak barrels. It’s given the wine some beautiful flavour profiles that includes some golden delicious apple, some peach flavours and a little bit of quince. It is full and rich on the palette, beautiful texture, beautiful body. It’s just a beautiful wine to go with the theme and obviously the month of July.
Why this Chenin Blanc works in winter
JCW: All right, so why would this stand up to really cold weather? A filthy day, for instance, in Cape Town, why would it stand up? Because you always associate Chenin Blanc, don’t you, with summer?
G: That’s correct, but you see, that’s the perception. It’s almost like people talking about red wine goes with red meat. There’s nothing wrong with drinking white wine in winter. This particular wine is a full, rich Chenin. I think it goes perfectly well with some hearty dishes that are associated with winter. You can have it with the likes of butternut soup and all those creamy beautiful dishes. There’s a space for white wine, even in winter.
JCW: You certainly wouldn’t pair it with red meat though, because of that sort of lightness of spirit let’s say?
G: Yes, absolutely.