2019 M.A.N Family Chenin Blanc

Price: $9.99

Steen, the traditional South African word for Chenin Blanc, thrives in the Mediterraian-like climate of South Africa’s southern tip. The vineyards here are unirrigated, bush-vine plants that are over 25 years old. After harvesting, only the free-run juice (no pressing of the grapes) is used to make this wine, the free-run considered to be the highest quality part of the grape. All of this together plus a warmer vintage creates a wine that balances crisp acidity with a touch of richness, revealing layers of flavors as it warms in the glass. Vibrant aromas of quince, pear, and pineapple are followed by stone fruits, apples, and minerality on the palate.