Marius Roux bottle

Marius Roux

Chenin Blanc, 2015

Die Fonteine farm has been in the Roux family for three generations, and Chenin Blanc has been a staple of the farm since the very beginning. Brothers and owners Marius and Japie Roux continuously walk the rows during the growing season, cutting back the vines’ crop load to ensure the remaining grapes have concentrated flavors. This wine’s body helps it stand up to rich foods, while its brightness makes it a delicious match with light seafood and salad dishes.

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Marius Roux Chenin Blanc is a crisp, minerally wine, balanced by its creamy, rich texture. This is the classic style of Chenin Blanc, whether it’s made in South Africa or its native France.

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SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Pale yellow
APPEARANCE
Pale yellow
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Peach
Mango
Preserved lemon
Wet stones

Pairing

Instantly mouthwatering wines such as Chablis—as well as Chenin Blanc, Vermentino and some Rieslings—possess a certain je ne sais quoi. They have a stony flavor that we perceive as subtle saltiness, which is why the residents of Brittany’s seaside towns slurp these wines enthusiastically with freshly shucked oysters.

TASTING TIP

A wine’s creamy texture is a result of leaving the dead yeast cells in the tank, after fermentation. This is called lees contact.

A crisp, minerally white is the perfect match to this tangy, cheesy dish. The wine will also complement the earthy broccoli.

A crisp, minerally white will cut the creaminess of the tahini and draw out the fresh veggies' flavor. Keep it simple and classic.

The dish mixes spicy and sweet, so a crisp, minerally white will cut through the former and balance out the latter.

A crisp white is the orchestra conductor that brings the dish's sweet, salty and herbal flavors into harmony.

A fruity, elegant white makes the creaminess of the dish feel richer and also accentuates the lemony flavor.

A fruity, elegant white makes the creaminess of the dish feel richer and also accentuates the lemony flavor.

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More About The Wine

Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town, is South Africa’s most prestigious wine region. Die Fonteine farm, in the shadow of Helderberg Mountain, sees warm summers tempered by cool breezes off the Atlantic Ocean that slow ripening and preserve the grapes’ zestiness. The rocky soil imparts the wine’s minerality, a character that enlivens your taste buds with each sip.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Cape of Good Hope is rough, rocky terrain—perfect for Chenin Blanc vines, which are able to produce high yields and concentrated flavors in such an environment.

  • VARIETY
    Chenin Blanc
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Die Fonteine Farm
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • OAK
    Stainless steel (no oak)
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.2%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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