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Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc
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Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2016

Swartland, Coastal Region, South AfricaSimilar to last year, this remains a value gem on our market, a varietally-true chenin at a killer price. And that's not even considering this is from 20-40 year old Swartland vines, partially dry-farmed and partially wild fermented. There's also parts of this wine that was fermented and aged in stainless, some with French oak staves, and some with a good swath of earthy, funky lees and a long, slow ferment for mouthfeel and texture. Did I mention the price? Shiny and bright, with juicy pear, apple, light herbal lees and ample tight citrus, on a well cushioned palate. A splash of 10 percent chardonnay seems redundant, but it works. Youthful, vibrant and likeable - stock up.Tasted: 05 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 14.00 private wine shops Producer: Painted Wolf Wine PackCSPC: 364539UPC: 6009801066059