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Man Vintners Chenin Blanc 2008

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The grapes for this super Chenin Blanc were sourced from various vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region. These are mostly un-irrigated, older (15 years+), bush-vine (un-trellised) vineyards with low yields of 6.5 tons/ha. The wine is filled with tropical fruit, guava and melon aromas, crisp and bold sweet citrus backed by refreshing acidity and minerality characteristic of the coastal vineyards. This is a versatile food wine to go with most poultry, fish and salad dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon. Serve chilled.

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MAN Vintners:
This MAN thing began with three friends and an idea: to make a wine that we ourselves would love to buy. Good quality, excellent value, and cool packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, but enough to motivate us to action. What do we call it? Keeping peace in the family, we took the initials of our wives. (We each have one, that is.) So that is how we explained to Marie, Anette, and Nicky that we... Read more
This MAN thing began with three friends and an idea: to make a wine that we ourselves would love to buy. Good quality, excellent value, and cool packaging. Not exactly an epiphany, but enough to motivate us to action. What do we call it? Keeping peace in the family, we took the initials of our wives. (We each have one, that is.) So that is how we explained to Marie, Anette, and Nicky that we were going to be "busy" most weekends. It's for you! we told them. Could've slapped on something cute and furry but the world doesn't need another critter label. We are trying to do something different. It's the WINES we're excited about! Bold and gutsy, reflecting our extreme terroir. Grape growing in the Perdeberg Hills is not for wimps. There is little rainfall, so you have to be in tune with your vineyards. Too much crop or too much stress and you end up with grapes that can't ripen, or worse. But this is grape growing heaven for generations of our farmers. There are no fat, lazy bloated grapes here. Grape growing in the Perdeberg Hills is not for wimps. There is little rainfall, so you have to be in tune with your vineyards. Too much crop or too much stress and you end up with grapes that can't ripen, or worse. But this is grape growing heaven for generations of our farmers. There are no fat, lazy bloated grapes here. Read less

Member Reviews for Man Vintners Chenin Blanc

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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5.00 5
04/21/2009

great sour acidity. drink really cold.


Snooth User: lamarr
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4.50 5
04/24/2009

2008 Man Vintners Chenin Blanc (Steen) Coastal South Africa (13.5%) – Color: Outside, hard to tell, Nose: a little melon, honeysuckle, Taste: high acidity, light tannins, decent finish Lamarr: A- (crisp acidity, very refreshing, though inexperienced in whites, this is very good) Hector: A- (crisper and more refreshing than our whites of yesteryear) Alastor: B (not a fan of white wines, very uninteresting to me)


4.00 5
07/19/2009

A good, crisp wine for a hot summer's day. Very refreshing!


Snooth User: micbenoit
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4.00 5
03/24/2011

Light, refreshing. Melon and peach.


Snooth User: madf
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3.50 5
05/31/2009

I really enjoyed this crisp white. Potential for great summer wine if I can find it again in my area. Originally bought it randomly at World Market and haven't been able to find anywhere but online since then. Such a shame, I think we paid $7 something!


Snooth User: revmatt
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4.00 5
05/01/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Man Vintners Chenin Blanc

External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Tropical fruit guava and melon aromas crisp and bold sweet citrus backed by refreshing acidity and minerality characteristic of our coastal vineyards. A versatile food wine to go with most poultry fish and salad dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Full cases of twelve 750 ml bottles only


External Review
09/16/2009

This wine has a unique delicious tangy character that goes well with a lot of food and makes for an excellent aperitif. In South Africa we say "moreish"; it is an excellent third date wine. It has lively aromas of tropical fruits and melon, with crisp, bold citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Serve chilled Sourced from various vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region. Mostly un-irrigated, older (15 years+), bush-vine (un-trellised) vineyards with low yields of 6,5 tons/ha. Only free-run juice used in producing this wine. After settling the must was inoculated and allowed to ferment over 20 days in stainless steel tanks at an average fermentation temperature of 13° centigrade. The wine was left on its lees until bottling for richer mouth-feel.



The grapes for this super Chenin Blanc were sourced from various vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region. These are mostly un-irrigated, older (15 years+), bush-vine (un-trellised) vineyards with low yields of 6.5 tons/ha. The wine is filled with tropical fruit, guava and melon aromas, crisp and bold sweet citrus backed by refreshing acidity and minerality characteristic of the coastal vineyards. This is a versatile food wine to go with most poultry, fish and salad dishes. Also fabulous as an aperitif for a hot summer afternoon. Serve chilled.

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