Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc
(SHEN-uhn Blahnk)
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Model of Versatility
The best representation of the Chenin Blanc grape can be found in the Loire Valley of France - more specifically, the regions of Vouvray, Savennieres, Anjou and Samur. The versatility of the grape allows it to produce wines both dry and sweet, still and sparkling - and you can find all examples in the Loire. It's found in South Africa as well, where it's called Steen and is typically made in the dry style. It used to be a popular grape in California, but it's late-ripening and the warm weather promoted over-cropping and the wine produced a neutral and bland product for many producers. Luckily, some California producers are fostering the grape for a comeback.

Notable Facts
Soils are often the defining factor of a Chenin style. In the Loire, the heavier, clay-based soils are best for fostering late ripening, sweet Chenin Blanc - the chalky, more limestone-based soils are responsible for many of the lighter, crisper styles of the grape. Sweet Chenin Blanc is sometimes affected by botrytis, the mold that creates the sweet wines of Sauternes. These wines are long lasting and like honey and nectar on the palate. The dry style of Chenin Blanc is a crisp, refreshing wine with citrus flavors offset by an almost creamy texture. Good Chenin Blancs are delightful wines, versatile with a wide range of food depending on their sweetness level.

Summing it up
Successful Sites: Loire Valley, South Africa, some California

Common Descriptors: honey, damp straw, green apple, floral, mineral

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  • Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2014
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  • Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2012
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  • MAN Vintners Chenin Blanc 2015
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  • Delaire Graff Chenin Blanc 2013
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  • Marc Bredif Vouvray 2013
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  • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Spring 2013
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  • Protea Chenin Blanc 2014
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  • Philippe Foreau Vouvray Moelleux Reserve Clos Naudin 2009
    $103.99
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  • Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2013
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  • Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2014
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  • L'Ecole 41 Chenin Blanc 2014
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  • Domaine Vincent Careme Les Clos 2010
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  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut Lieu 2014
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  • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Remus 2011
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  • Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2015
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  • Sauvion Vouvray 2014
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  • Mulderbosch Block A Chenin Blanc 2013
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  • Domaine Georges Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec 2011
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  • Gautier Vouvray Argilex 2012
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  • Georges Meurgey Vouvray 2011
    $12.99
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  • Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2015
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  • Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2013
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  • L.A. Cetto Chenin Blanc 2013
    $10.99
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