In 1688, 200 French Huguenots sailed to the Cape of Good Hope where they were granted land and freedom to settle in a magnificent valley. Not surprisingly, this tiny corner of the Cape became known as Franschhoek – the ‘French corner’. Here, using their winemaking traditions, the Huguenots transformed the valley into South Africa’s food and wine lovers capital.
The Huguenot Chenin Blanc was crafted at the Franschoek Cellar by Richard Duckitt, formerly of Napa Valley’s renowned Stag’s Leap winery
Old, low yielding vines produce precious grapes to give this glorious Chenin satisfying concentration
Thanks to its honeyed, tropical fruit flavours, it’s an ideal aperitif and delicious with fish or even spicy dishes
Tasting note:Fresh and crisp citrus fruits dominate the nose with an intensity you’d expect from the Cape’s sun-blessed star white. There are also tropical and white peach notes that echo France’s fine Loire Valley Chenin Blanc.