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#1 Thirsty

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:05 AM

I’m ready to start another dry white wine and would like some input on which kit has more of a “citrus”, specifically a grapefruit flavor. I’ve been reading the descriptions from of the manufacturers but input from people who have tried them would naturally be better. I lean towards the larger kits but will still take suggestions on any and all kits.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:26 AM

QUOTE (Thirsty @ May 4 2007, 10:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I’m ready to start another dry white wine and would like some input on which kit has more of a “citrus”, specifically a grapefruit flavor. I’ve been reading the descriptions from of the manufacturers but input from people who have tried them would naturally be better. I lean towards the larger kits but will still take suggestions on any and all kits.



my estate unoaked chardonnay (winexpert) had a distinctive grapefruit taste.
was very good.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:32 AM

Some of the better Chenin Blancs I've tasted have a crisp citrus flavour. Winexpert has a Selection Iternational South African Chenin Blanc, and Kenridge has a Kenridge Showcase with this description. I haven't tried either.

South African Chenin Blanc 'NEW' - Nearly a third of vines planted in South Africa are Chenin Blanc, where it is also called Steen. Chenin Blanc produces a wine that is a very pale straw colour boasting a nose of lemon-grass, melon and floral aromas with a slight kiss of honey. It is a dry, medium body white wine with crisp acidity and a clean citrus finish. A great accompaniment to lemon chicken, mango salad, lobster bisque; pork loin baked with apples in brandy.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

WE New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is very much grapefruit oriented.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:20 PM

I had the Winexpert Selection Piesporter at an LD Carlson/Winexpert conference a few years back. Although it's not a dry wine(2), I found it to be very "graperfuity". WE doesn't describe it as such, so maybe it was just my tastebuds.
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Posted 04 May 2007 - 04:27 PM

Again not a dry wine, but most Gewurztraminers are often described as having a grapefruit taste.

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Posted 05 May 2007 - 04:45 PM

A friend of mine and I did a Heron Bay white grenache about a year ago and it tastes like fermented grapefruit juice now. What a lovely surprise! I started it not expecting a whole lot and have wound up with a delightful sipper! I'm definitely going to do another one.

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