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Brown Brothers Explorer Chenin Blanc

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Here we have a totally smashable, unoaked, crisp style of white weighing in at 10.5% alcohol that would be perfect with a bit of seafood. There's a heap of citrus and apples on the nose, whilst the palate is fresh, clean and light-bodied, with juicy citrus and tropical flavours and a crunchy, dry finish. It's made to drink over the next couple of years, so chill it down and enjoy!

Winemaker's Notes

Chenin Blanc is a French white grape variety with its origins in the picturesque Loire Valley in the central west of the country. Grown on the gentle slopes outlying the medieval villages of Vouvray and Saumur, it produces a wide range of deliciously fruity wines, from still, dry and sparkling, to the rich, flavoursome long-lived botrytis affected dessert wines.

Appearance: This current release is light in colour and displays youthful green hues in the glass.

Nose: The nose is lifted with aromas of melon, grapes and citrus.

Palate: These follow through to the palate which is energetic and fresh with the fruitiness balanced by crisp acidity. When describing this wine the words exuberant and lively immediately spring to mind. This wine is best enjoyed when young and vibrant.

Food: This fresh, delicate wine is a great accompaniment to a wide range of dishes, particularly those with a hint of spice. Try it with Chinese steamed dumplings, chicken breast poached in white wine, lemon grass and ginger, or Vietnamese rice paper rolls. This wine could also be served with a platter of soft cheeses (such as brie and camembert) with sliced pear.

Alcohol: 10.5%

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