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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc Wine Details

Description: Chenin Blanc is a French varietal that classically is fermented to dryness. A simple white wine with a wonderful fruit aroma. It makes a beautiful aperitif wine or serve with pears and cheese in the afternoon. It won't overpower the palate and serves well with Italian cuisine.

Varietal Definition
Chenin Blanc:
Classic white varietal of France's Loire Valley and now grown throughout the world. Known for its rather unusual 'wet-wool', 'damp straw' aromas, it tends to be more floral than fruity when young and gives high acidity, growing well in marginal climates. It ages well and its susceptibility to 'botrytis'* produces some of the great sweet wines of the Loire, for example Quarts de Chaume and Vouvray. It is grown widely in South Africa where it is known as 'Steen'.


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