Country: South Africa Region: Paarl
Varietal: Chenin Blanc
Vintage: 2016 Colour: White Style: Dry
Producer: Doran Vineyards
Edwin Doran was born in Leixlip in Ireland and educated in Belvedere College Dublin where he was introduced to rugby which, together with food and wine, became his life’s passions.
Edwin bought a 400 acre wine farm in South Africa in the Voor Paardeberg with his close friend, Andre Badenhorst, a name very familiar in South African wine circles.A keen wine enthusiast, Edwin built up a very interesting private wine collection over the years and then sold it to pay for the new cellar with its 20 stainless steel tanks.
Doran’s style focuses on their top quality fruit combined with judicious use of oak and a big splash of delicacy & finesse producing a wine which lingers on your back palate - forever. Edwin Doran considers himself to be a very lucky man to have his hobby as his occupation and is very excited to launch his premium Doran Family Wines on Irish soil.
This is the first vintage of this Chenin Blanc from 30 year old bush vines by Irish man Edwin Doran in partnership with the legendary Andre Badenhorst - a beautiful example of a South African Chenin blanc, very balanced & restrained with rich tropical fruits, honeyed apple. An elegant food wine.
Fleshy white pear upfront followed by dried peaches finishing with lingering tastes of roasted almonds and honey.
Food Matches: Cheese, Gryuyere