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ONDINE CHENIN BLANC

Although this wine would marry well with almost any meal, a dish with chicken and fresh, fruity flavours is a good choice. Whether you make a salad with these ingredients or a light summer meal, the wine will complement the ingredients equally well. A salad with Danish feta, peaches, nectarines or grapes, a nut-and-seed sprinkle and a light honey-dressing could accompany roasted chicken as a full meal.

Recipe: Honey-chicken noodles with a fruit salsa: Mix equal quantities of olive oil, honey and Chenin Blanc and season with salt and pepper. Marinate chicken breast fillets in the dressing for about 30 minutes and pan-fry until golden brown on both sides. Reduce the heat, add the dressing and cover with a lid to simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked. Meanwhile cook your favourite Chinese noodles, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Make a fruit salsa, by finely chopping peaches, nectarines and apricots or grapes. Add chopped fresh Italian parsley and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Toss black sesame seeds into the pasta, slice the chicken and add with the pan juices to the noodles. Serve with a spoonful of salsa and Ondine Chenin Blanc.

Chenin Blanc is the grand old Dame of the South African wine industry. Always playing second fiddle to the more popular cultivars.  This is an unwooded Chenin Blanc that was planted in ideal terroir, cool climate, high altitude and close proximity  to the sea.

Description:  Lime green colour. Aroma  Fruit aromas of guava, white peach and lees character. Flavour  Smooth creamy palate filled with fruit and crisp acidity. Finish  Balanced with a long finish and lingering aftertaste.

Style:  Dry White Wine

For more information please mail: info@ormonde.co.za

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