Betz Family Winery Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc 2016
|Region||South Africa, Stellenbosch|
|Brand||Betz Family Winery|
A deep yellow color suggests full ripeness and complexity. Aromas of baked pear, ripe golden delicious apple, caramelized nuts, and hints of candied citrus are present on a complex and layered nose. The palate is richly textured revealing papaya, mango, and ripe pineapple. Beneath the ripeness and exuberance of the 2016 vintage lies a taught mineral core, that provides a beautiful line of freshness and balance, followed by a lingering after taste. The 2016 Quinta Essentia Chenin Blanc is drinking beautifully on release and will reward with all the bright tropical fruit that Cape Chenin Blanc is loved for. Further cellaring for up to eight years from a vintage will reward with a melding and development of the various elements into a highly complex taste profile. Expect to see rich honey notes, warm toasted nuts, and freshly baked brioche as the wine matures.