Ernst Gouws Chenin Blanc, 2017

Ernst Gouws

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Winemaster's View

Chenin Blanc is famous in the Loire Valley in France, but the other place where it thrives is South Africa. This lovely wine exudes freshness, vitality and flavours of crisp green apples, combined with a slightly herby, spicy edge. As is normal in the Western Cape, this Chenin has a little more weight than found in the Loire, but the characteristic acidity is still there. A highly versatile wine. - Andy Howard MW

About the Wine

Located in the heart of the premium region for wine production in the Western Cape – Stellenbosch – Ernst Gouws is a family owned business with several generations involved in production.

Chenin Blanc has always been good in South Africa and Ernst’s early travels around Europe have convinced him of the importance of ‘terroir’ in influencing a wines character.

This is a blend of Chenin Blanc grapes picked by hand in various prime regions within the Western Cape. The wine is fermented in chilled stainless steel tanks before resting on its ‘lees’ for another four months. No oak has been used in the production of this fresh, fruity but lively example of top Cape winemaking.

Goes well with

Chenin Blanc is a highly versatile variety that can be enjoyed with many types of food, or simply on its own.

Delicious with all sorts of fish, this is particularly good as an accompaniment to grilled prawns, pan-fried scallops or roasted lobster. Will also complement lighter poultry dishes, or try with a Greek-style salad.


Ernst Gouws Chenin Blanc
Producer Ernst Gouws
Year 2017
Grapes Chenin Blanc 100%
Country South Africa
Colour White
ABV 13%
Organic / Biodynamic No / No
Vegetarian / Vegan Yes / Yes
Volume 750ml (Full bottle)

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