Finishing your day with a chilled glass of wine is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but overindulging in alcohol and waking up with a hangover is not. Not only do you wake up feeling worse, but excessive consumption of alcohol isn’t good for your health. If you’re looking for something easy to drink without the brutal after effects, then low alcohol wine is here to save the day…and tomorrow morning!
Appealing to wine drinkers who want to limit their alcohol intake, Leopard’s Leap has strengthened its low-alcohol portfolio with Chescato, an 8% off-dry white wine made from Chenin Blanc (70%) and Moscato (30%).
The grapes come 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 slightly sweet with beautifully balanced fruit and acidity.
The 2021 Leopard’s Leap Chescato is playful on the nose, with hints of apple and citrus blossom combined with the enticing flavours of caramelized pear, candied fruit and orange peel. On the palate, the wine is slightly sweet but not overly sugary to the taste.
This new addition to the Leopard’s Leap Classic Range is also friendly on the pocket at R60 for a bottle.
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.