Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards

Intrepid Chenin blanc

2021 Gold Medal

Belle Rebelle

Belle Rebelle Intrepid Chenin blanc
Dry Chenin Blanc (<5g/l or up to 9g/l if TA <2g/l lower) () Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2021 and older


A pale straw colour with a bright golden tinge. Soft fig and tropical fruit aromas such as melon and pear on the nose, as well as a lightly wooded elegance with undertones of almonds and nuttiness. The palate is loaded with stone fruit, dried apricot and a hint of ripe lemons, which culminate in a crisp acidity and long finish. A truly well-balanced beauty that makes this a winemakers’ selection.

Being such an interesting wine with out of the ordinary flavours this wine will be a chefs’ dream pairing. Thai green curry, rich matured cheeses with figs and nuts will suit the almond, nutty aftertaste. Full flavoured seafood dishes like paella, creamy mussels or kingklip will be irresistible combinations.