Think Chenin Blancs are too sweet for your palate? Then you’re in for a (not so sweet) surprise with Aperture’s 2017 Chenin Blanc. Unrefined and unfiltered, this is an incredibly complex wine that is miles ahead of other wines in this category. There were only a few hundred cases of this wine made, making it almost a collector’s item. You won’t want to collect it, though. You’ll want to drink it! An incredibly juicy wine with expressive tropical fruit backed by the perfect acidity, this is a fully balanced white that will complement any fish or chicken dish as well as any type of Asian dish with a sweet and sour flair. It’s ideal to serve at dinner or happy hours with those who prefer sweeter wines but who are open to a non-traditional white.
Napa Valley winery Aperture is headed by winemaker Jesse Katz, who spent 15 years at some of the most prestigious wineries in the world including Petrus in Bordeaux and Screaming Eagle in Napa. He’s been named one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and is completely committed to the integrity of his product. Focusing on high elevation and volcanic soil for his vineyards, Jesse is able to create wines that are powerful and rich with complex fruits as well as lighter, silkier wines that please those who enjoy higher acidity and less alcohol.
An advocate of the community where he lives and works, Jesse is a frequent contributor to auctions and events to raise funds for non-profits. With his tireless commitment to the art of winemaking and the betterment of the Napa region, Jesse’s Aperture wines are favorites of connoisseurs with a conscience. With the limited production of the 2017 Aperture Chenin Blanc, it’s a steal at $23.99. Get yours today and experience what true winemaking is all about.
Notes from the winery:
This beautiful Chenin Blanc has a light honey-straw color and an aromatic array of floral notes with a core of stone fruits. The palate is a mixture of fresh peaches and Asian pear, with a minerality that is tied together by bright, natural acidity. Barrels give this wine weight and texture without covering up the beautiful tropical flavors, leaving you with a bright, fresh finish.