Monday, March 01, 2010

Seven Sisters Chenin Blanc 2007 wine review by (PB)


Chenin Blanc just may be the most under appreciated white wine grape going. Gone are the days when Chenin Blanc meant cheap, California jug wine you'd chill to near freezing and then put an ice cube or two in the glass with it.

This wine is from South Africa (Western Cape), (cost $8 on sale from $11) is light straw in color with a pleasantly fruity bouquet of light lemon, guava paste, spice, and vanilla.

Palate--strong lemon presence with off dry tropical fruit notes, finishes a little abruptly but all in all tasty.

I will pair this with--get ready--"Country scramble." Which is fried ham pieces letting all the wonderful ham fat ooze into the pan. Then homemade biscuits, scrambled eggs and milk gravy made from the ham drippings and silky grits (NEVER make them according to the directions; they will taste like sand...)

All this is then served over the biscuits on which is laid the ham, the eggs, the grits and then the gravy. This is SO good it makes you want to slap your mother! And for the record--it never even occurred to me that this is a "breakfast" to most normal people. We have it for DINNER! :) Raise a glass.

2 comments:

Alana Gentry said...

Interesting pairing! It sounds like my fav southern breakfast--but who am I to judge drinking with breakfast? :) I'm going to try the wine though--sounds very interesting and I enjoy exploring Western Cape wines. Here's one back at you--Golden Kaan 2005 Pinotage. Have you tried it?

hicksgirl93 said...

This sounds so yummy! I have got to try it!I actually just had a wine tasting party for the South African wines and I enjoyed it very much.