The Western Cape is filled with incredible award-winning attractions — from world-class local eateries to the best boutique hotel in the world, it’s all happening in the Cape. The great news for wine lovers is we can now also add the best Chenin Blanc in the world to that list! Yes indeed, Stellenbosch wine farm, Spier, has just been anointed with the honour of having created the best Chenin Blanc in the world. Here’s more on the Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc.
After winning numerous awards earlier this year, the Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc has been labelled the crème de la crème of Chenins at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2018!
Paying tribute to the wine farm’s ethical winemaking heritage, 21 Gables is perfectly balanced, and can be enjoyed as is or aged for eight years or longer for deeper intensity. The full-bodied Chenin Blanc is produced using thick-skinned, ripe grapes from old vines. It boasts a rich, complex palate of caramel, vanilla cream and toasted cashew and baked apples and apple pie spice fragrances on the nose. With a beautifully balanced level of acidity and texture, 21 Gables is the ultimate companion to sweet and spicy South African dishes like bobotie, smoorsnoek and waterblommetjie bredie — a classic foodie’s wine.
The best part? This wine supports Spier’s Growing for Good initiative which empowers communities to create positive social and environmental changes. Today, after more than three centuries of winemaking, Spier remains focused on ethical farming and environmental consciousness.
For more information on this award-winning wine, visit Spier’s website.