Chenin Blanc. Poor thing. It gets kicked around and teased a bit in the wine world. I happen to be a fan. From the incredibly long aged honeyed elder Vouvrays of its spiritual home in the Loire Valley to the crisp, searing babies from Western Australia, where I believe it grows best in this country. Good alternative to easy drinking with a difference.
Soft straw, subtle lemon, hint of apricot kernel, smells the way your want your kitchen to be....clean and tidy.
On the palate: Crisp green apple tartness and accompanying teeth-aching acidity, followed by a distinct nuttyness. Lemony with touch of shortbread. There's a distinct weight to the wine also, coming at 13% alcohol. Very sessionable.
Region: Wilyabrup, Margaret River