Perhaps you’re looking for a refreshing white wine to guzzle with World Cup matches? This South African Chenin Blanc (aka “Steen”) scores well in the extreme value department, as well as the deliciousness. Medium-bodied with lemon-juice drizzled peaches, apricots, honeyed red apple and a long, steely, chamomile finish. Elegant, well-rounded and rich like a prim lady, but with a sexy, captivating side. Has a slight sweetness to it, making it dangerously easy to drink while the players run around the field.
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Sweetness: 2 out of 10
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Occasion: Tasted at a wine bar
Food pairing: Salads, seafood pastas, Indian or Chinese food
Availability: Fine wine shops, upscale grocery stores