Where to focus when writing about protea? Some journalists talk about the wine, others the unique packaging. In a new post, Ben Carter, author of the award-winning wine blog Benito’s Wine Reviews, takes in the whole picture, delivering praise for the Chenin Blanc and Red, while also noting the unique bottle designs and their re-use possibilities, as well as the brand’s recent collaboration with ceramics designer Jono Pandolfi.
Here are the wine reviews; click through to Ben’s article for the full story.
(Chenin Blanc) Once you peel off the label you can call it Steen and be true to the region. This is a delicate summer sipper with a profile of lime zest and pear, light white fruit, low acidity, and a gentle finish. Perfect for mild seafood dishes like steamed mussels where the salt will bring out the flavor in the wine.
(Red) This wine brought back a lot of memories from my South African wine tasting and dinner in NYC. Luscious aromas of dark cherry and coffee with hints of chocolate. Dark berry flavors and medium tannins with a long, lingering finish. Highly recommended for grilled lamb dishes.
Ben Carter has been blogging about wine since 2005. His site, Benito’s Wine Reviews, was recently named one of the top wine tasting blogs in the 2014 Millesima Blog Awards, and was a finalist in the 2012 Wine Blog Awards in the Best Wine Reviews category.