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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Protea Chenin Blanc
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Protea Chenin Blanc 2019

Western Cape, South AfricaProtea is South Africa's national flower, and its part of the impressive packaging that makes this wine look like it tastes. The grapes come from Swartland and Voor-Paardeberg, and are gently whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel, staying in contact with lees for two months. Clean and mostly crisp, it has a distinct lemon-lime attack with peach and fresh cut herbs. The lees have given it just a twist of texture and weight for mouth presence. Impressive for the price, although the twist-off real cork is as goofy as it gets. Not sure who it is catering to, but it's not Canadians. Screwcap, please, and watch your sales soar.Tasted: 30 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 14.49 BCLS Exclusive Producer: Anthonij RupertDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 777953UPC: 855144006025