Bella Ridge 2014 Demi Sec Chenin Blanc (Swan Valley)

Bella Ridge's minimal style of Chenin, released after many years in bottle, isn't a typical expression but it's an intriguing one. A gold-hued, rich, off-dry wine, this features heady notes of toffee, marzipan and ripe citrus and red apples. The palate is flatter than one would expect from this naturally fresh variety, its age having dulled the acidity and emphasized the rich, creamy texture and sweet caramelized fruit flavors. Nevertheless, pair this with a salty aged cheese, ideally one with crunchy tartrate crystals like Parmigiana Reggiano, and it should come alive. Christina Pickard

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    Little Peacock Imports
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