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Big Head Wines 2016 Chenin Blanc

This year, Andrzej separated the fruit with more botrytis and less botrytis. Every year the Chenin has it, but it doesn’t show until the wine starts to develop. Botrytis is pretty much always present in the vineyard, it all depends on when it starts to bloom that’s the issue. We prefer the later blooming “noble” version. This Chenin is a little reserved on the nose, showing classic lemon, yellow apple, honeysuckle and pollen. A dryer version than the past vintage, but with plenty of concentration and length. I would treat this wine like a Chardonnay, give it a bigger glass like it deserves, and don’t serve it too cold please. Take-out sushi from a quality shop, or any kind of lightly seasoned fish.

 Producer Big Head Wines
 Region Niagara-on-the-Lake
 Country Canada
 Varietals Chenin Blanc
 Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol
 Vintage 2016

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Big Head Wines

Big Head Wines

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada

A family of passionate individuals that love all things vinous. We have been making wine in the area for over a decade, and this is our first project on our own. We source only the best fruit from the Niagara region, working closely with growers that share our attention to detail and pursuit of the highest...

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