South Africa: Fleur du Cap wines come from grapes harvested in diverse locations within the Western Cape region of Stellenbosch. Each varietal comes from select parcels within this region, and each is chosen for its unique character and flavor profile. Fleur du Cap Chenin Blanc (2014) is a fine example of what the winery calls “regional excellence.” 10% of this full bodied, fruity but dry white wine is aged in oak, which gives it subtle flavors of vanilla and toast. Other flavors of apple, melon and sweet spice emerge and linger through a long finish. Enjoy it with all kinds of fish and shellfish, fowl and spicy foods - or all by itself!
Chile: The finest wine-growing region in Chile is known as the Casablanca Valley, which is often compared to California’s Napa Valley – for both soil characteristics and “Mediterranean” climate. Grapes for Santa Carolina Pinot Noir Reserva (2014) come from this valley. This medium bodied red wine greets you with aromas of raspberry, plum and abundant spice. A long finish reveals flavors of cherry and cranberry. Besides a perfect accompaniment for your Thanksgiving turkey, it is also a fine companion for soft cheeses, seared tuna and even sushi!