Chenin Blanc has long been grown in South Africa, commonly called Steen.
Pale straw color, hint of a greenish tint.
Peach smell, rather faint.
Fruity tart but dry flavor, peaches and pears, melon and grapefruit.
Not a bad bottle for $13.49, classy and subtle, but I could complain about insufficient concentration. I'll continue looking for other Chenin Blancs and have a few lined up for that purpose in the next month or so.
I contend that the only reason Chardonnay is a respected major white while Chenin Blanc is largely ignored is that it's so much fun to say (and to drink!) Pouilly-Fuissé.
14 hours ago