*** I received this wine as a sample. ***
By Day 3 of Snowzilla, most of the snow had stopped. We woke up in the morning to 2 feet of snow, which required some final shoveling, particularly when it came to digging out the car. However, for the most part, that Sunday was about enjoying being snowed in without snow falling and walking around the neighborhood. Hubby and I had a leftovers from the two big meals he made at the beginning of the storm, not to mention cheese and prosciutto left. Instead of going for another red, though, the warmer weather and sunshine called for a white wine to go with the historic snowfall we were digging out from.
The 2014 De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc (snooth, winery) is from Stellenbosch, South Africa and is made with 100% Chenin Blanc grapes. The wine was a medium lemon yello color. On the nose, there were white flowers and peaches mixed with a hint of honey, pear, and ginger. In the mouth there were pears, flowers, peaches, and apricots with hints of honest and ginger. This wine is medium-to-full bodied, with nice acidity and a long finish.
Is this worth a glass after work? It’s worth more than one! What are you waiting for? At an SRP of $35, this wine is probably a little price for an everyday wine, but this is a wine to grab for a nice Friday or Saturday night dinner or to open at the start of a night with friends. It’s incredibly food-friendly and easy to sip.
According to the website, DeMorgenzon means “the morning sun.” While I didn’t know that when I opened the bottle, it was perfectly named for when I opened it. The sunny, cloudless morning made for a beautiful winter day, and the Chenin Blanc made for a beautiful wine. It brought a smile to my face…particularly nice a cold walk, in front of a warm fire, and cuddled up with Hubby.
Question of the Day: Do you tend to spend less on wine that you buy to open during the week than on the wine that you open over the weekend? What’s your price range for an weekday bottle of wine?
Suggested Retail Price: $35
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4.5 Corks