Historically speaking, sometimes it’s the quieter sisters that are the more intriguing characters to know. Mary Boleyn (sister of Anne), Jane Bennett (sister of Elizabeth), Danni Minogue (you get the idea). Chenin Blanc is THAT kind of sister. Lesser known than Sauvignon Blanc, this offering from Amberley in Western Australia is a fruity, tropical and easy drinking wine that deserves more time in the spotlight.
Proudly touted as being “Australia’s most popular Chenin Blanc!” after a few sips it’s not hard to see why. This is a very approachable wine with intense tropical fruit aromas, and lashings of lychee and pineapple as it washes down. Soft, ripe flavours and generous fruit sweetness make the Amberley Chenin Blanc 2012 as refreshing as a crystal blue lagoon and just as pretty.
If you really want to see her come alive and outshine her more ambitious sibling, pair her with a plate of spicy green papaya salad, some chilli prawns and a mountain of coconut rice.
Price: Around $15.00 a bottle www.amberleyestate.com.au