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The Huguenot Chenin Blanc 2013

Franschhoek is the culinary capital of South Africa – perhaps because of the influence of the French Huguenots who settled there in the 17th century. This white is from a top cellar in the region, and was created to honour the contribution these immigrants made to the country’s wine industry. Young winemaker Richard Duckitt began his career in Stellenbosch, and quickly showed a flair for his craft during his first year at the Muratie Wine Estate – going on to gain valuable experience at the world renowned Stags’ Leap cellars in the Napa Valley. He crafted this fine Chenin Blanc using a special yeast to slow fermentation and matured it on its fine lees for a nutty complexity. A fine partner to a creamy fish pie, chicken or spicy Thai dishes.