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2016 Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes used in the wine industry. Chenin originally earned its fame in France’s Loire Valley, where it was crafted into sweet wine, dry wine, and even sparkling wine. Since our first vintage in 1984, Husch has adopted an "off-dry" style that leaves a touch of residual sugar in the wine to accentuate the vibrant flavors of the grape.
The wet winter of 2016 and nice spring conditions laid the foundation for a wonderful growing season. This coupled with a warm dry summer led to a healthy and ripe crop. We hand-picked three different blocks, gently pressed, and conducted cool fermentations with a variety of yeast for added complexity and fruit flavor retention. In order to help retain freshness we blended and bottled the wine only three months after picking.
Fresh as spring mountain air, our 2016 Chenin Blanc is sure to invigorate your senses. Beautiful aromas of citrus zest, orange blossom, ripe peach, honey, and wet limestone invite your nose to the glass. Fresh, fruity, and bright flavors that parallel the aromas delight your taste buds. This is a perfect wine for any occasion from the picnic table to the dinner table. Enjoy on its own, or with foods such as roasted turkey, baked macaroni & cheese, or fresh sea food.