About This Wine
Jose Conde and brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh had a plan.
Avid wine drinkers all, they wanted to make wine that they’d love to buy — in other words, quality wine at an affordable price. Only two problems: 1. how to explain and justify the use of so much weekend time to their wives, and 2. what to call their wine.
They came up with a single solution that addressed both challenges. They would name their wine after their wives. Taking the first initial of each — M for Marie, A for Anette and N for Nicky — they came up with MAN Vintners. And they told their wives, “It’s for you!” The wives, of course, didn’t fall for it... but they did “allow” it.
“We call this our ‘sweet and sour’ wine,” Tyrell Myburgh says of the 2011 MAN Chenin Blanc. “The acidity and sweetness are perfectly balanced.” Our tasting panel agrees... and so do the women behind MAN.
About Chenin Blanc
Native of Loire valley in France. Grapes have high acidity and need plenty of sun to ripen. The foundations of great long-lived whites, such as Vouvray. In South Africa and California can give soft, fruity wines with notes of melon, peach and citrus.
- Grape Composition:100% Chenin Blanc
- Grape Source:Agter-Paarl Area of South Africa’s Coastal Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Tropical Fruit, Guava, Apple, Citrus and a Hint of Minerals
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2014
- Food Pairing Suggestionpoultry, fish, or salads.
Old World Rosemary Chicken With Chardonnay This recipe comes from our friends at Belvedere Vineyards & Winery in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It matches wonderfully with Chardonnay, and we've enjoyed it with Chenin Blanc as well. Use it as the main entree for a special meal, or any meal. Get The Recipe