Happs “iSeries” Chenin Blanc 2018
The iSeries of wines celebrates the concept that it is possible to create something that embodies a sense of place. Just as an aboriginal painting is intrinsically tied to a defined landscape, these wines are natural expressions of the ancient land from which they are shaped. Each wine is crafted to be drinkable early and remain as fresh as possible; tannins are supple, colours are deep and flavours are true. Our iSeries Chenin blanc has a tinge of sweetness and is a wonderful wine to drink on its own or paired with spicy food.
COLOUR: Clear, pale, golden straw
AROMA: Apples and pear greets the nose, followed by hints of lime, cumquat and sweet herbs. The fruit sweetness is wonderfully present and carries seamlessly through to the palate.
PALATE: A fantastic wine for beach and BBQ’s, it is fresh & fruity and the slight sweetness is well matched with crisp acidity. Nectarine, honeydew melon, pineapple and mango are underlined with a zesty lime flavour.
The wine also displays some residual sugar which is well balanced by the lively finish and slightly elevated CO2.
Chenin is a generous and well behaved vine that still delivers when pruned very hard. We struggle to hold it back. Usually free of disease its only disadvantage is that the fruit is prone to sunburn and shrivel. It produces a simple elegant and appealing wine. This is an off-dry style which makes it a perfect pairing with creamy seafood, summer salads, poached pears and spicy Asian dishes. Done be put off by the slightly sweet finish – it is superbly balanced with varietal aromas & flavours and a limey acidity.
Made in Margaret River, Western Australia.
750ml Bottle Size