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Arniston Bay Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay

On a flight back from Seattle, Washington we enjoyed a wine served on Continental Airlines. The flight to Houston featured a grilled chicken salad so I decided to go with a white wine. They were serving Arniston Bay 2008 Chenin Blanc/Chardonnay. Arniston Bay is a South African winery. Grapes were sourced from the Western Cape. This wine is in the Original – Duals portfolio. The wine was a blend of Chenin Blanc 72% and Chardonnay 28%. The wine offered a fruity aroma and taste of pears and melons with citrus notes. The crisp finish had lingering fruit with the melon and pear yielding to apple on the aftertaste.

Where is Arniston? Arniston is a small village at the southern tip of South Africa. The coastal town was named after an East-India British ship called “The Arniston”. The ship sank in 1815; there were only six survivors. The Arniston Bay Company and Cellar Door is about a 2 ½ hour drive from Stellenbosch.


One Comment

  1. Johan
    Posted July 29, 2010 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    This Arniston Bay Chardonnay / Chenin Blanc wine is really a great wine.
    It is always my, go-to white wine.
    Hope you enjoyed the flights

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