Leopard’s Leap Wines has launched a new low alcohol wine called Chescato and I think the name is quite cute! The wine is a blend of Chenin Blanc and Moscato… hence the name “Che-scato”…and it’s only 8.5%Vol alcohol.
The plus? It’s off-dry which means for the “dry palate” it’s delightfully sweet. Definitely, a type of wine you can glug down around the pool and not feel guilty for finishing the bottle 😉 It’s only R60 a bottle! For that price, buy the case and share it with friends!
Leopard’s Leap Chescato Wine analysis:
The sunshine of Chenin Blanc (70%) meets the vibrancy of Moscato (30%) in a bright and beautiful wine with a lovely perfume and a flirty touch of sweetness.
Grapes are from the small and sunny wine-growing area of Voor Paardeberg, just outside Paarl. The Chenin Blanc was picked at 21 and the Muscat at 20 degrees Balling to ensure lower alcohol, while a small percentage of the wine also had its alcohol removed prior to blending. Vinified separately, the two varieties were only blended before bottling. The ultimate blend is off-dry with beautifully balanced fruit and acidity.
- Alc: 8.5%Vol
- TA: 5.7g/l
- pH: 3.56
- RS: 11.3 g/l
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On the nose – a playful perfume of apple and citrus blossom combined with the enticing flavours of caramelized pear, candied fruit and orange peel. On the palate – juicy with ripe summer fruit, beautifully balanced by a crisp acidity.
Chescato Food & Wine Pairing:
Enjoy Chescato as a partner to subtle spices in wintery Malay-type curries or pour generous glasses with summer’s sushi and salads, sandwiches and sweets. Perfect for picnics, parties and playing – whether it is under blue skies or in front of toasty fires.
As versatile as its blending components, the 2021 Leopard’s Leap Chescato is a wine for all seasons and occasions. With its lively fruit flavours and floral bouquet, it is a delicious glassful to enjoy on its own in a sunny spot, but it can make the most of any weather.
Buy a bottle of Leopard’s Leap Chescato, follow the instructions on the neck label and stand a chance to win one of five shopping vouchers worth R3000 as well as a snazzy Chescato cooler bag filled with Leopard’s Leap wines. T&C’s.
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