Thandi Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2014, Western Cape, South Africa
Established in Elgin in 1995, Thandi – a Xhosa word meaning ‘nurturing love’ – is a wine that niches on quality, spawned the Fairtrade trend, and uplifts and empowers previously disadvantaged communities. In 2003, Thandi became the first wine brand in the world to receive Fairtrade accreditation. The name Thandi, is derived from the name of the daughter of one of the key role players in the community, Trevor Steyn, who was instrumental in bringing the Thandi dream to life.
An unoaked Chardonnay / Chenin Blanc blend cool fermented in stainless steel. A medium bodied, lightly oaked wine with fresh citrus, lime and biscuit ﬂavours. A smooth, fresh mouthfeel with a lingering crisp aftertaste of citrus and peaches.