My Wine Wednesday is dedicated to Nederburg Chenin Blanc from South Africa which I was lucky enough to taste last week with a friend. I say lucky enough because she brought it to my house. I rarely drink South African wine, not because of any preconceived ideas just they rarely are on my radar, except if I’m at a big tasting or working with someone from there. I have been to many tastings and written widely on some wineries from South Africa but never about Nederburg.
This wine was a perfect complement to my Peruvian Friday night chicken dinner which my two year old adores. And while I adore him, a glass o wine always makes the evening brighter for all. I found this wine to be lively, with white pear and orange notes with a creamy texture on the palate thanks to time on the lees. A small percentage of the wine is oaked, 10%. This is the perfect party wine, at under $15 a bottle.
Nederburg was started in 1791 by Philippus Wolvaart who bought a farm with his wife Margaretha. He is considered to be a pioneer in South African wine.