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Responsible for some of the world’s highest quality white wines...
Responsible for some of the world’s highest quality white wines, Chenin Blanc doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves. Unquestionably at its best in its birthplace of the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc can do it all—from bone dry to unctuously sweet, still or sparkling. Perhaps Chenin Blanc’s greatest asset is its ever-present acidity, maintained even under warm growing conditions. Chenin Blanc is planted in California, namely in the Clarksburg AVA but also very widely planted in South Africa, where it is occasionally labeled as “Steen.”
In the Glass
Chenin Blanc ranges from austere to richly sweet, with aromas of McIntosh apple, honey, beeswax, jasmine, hay, and quince. When grown in warmer regions, Chenin Blanc develops richer, tropical-fruit flavors, such as pineapple and melon, as well as ripe stone fruit. Often these wines carry some residual sugar.
Cool-climate Chenin Blanc has the structure, austerity, and chalky acidity to work with antipasti or unadorned seafood, such as oysters and shellfish. Off-dry styles work well with the sweet-and-sour nature of Thai and Vietnamese food.
There are several appellations throughout the Loire Valley devoted to producing different styles of Chenin Blanc. Vouvray, Saumur, Anjou, and Savennieres are known for excellent dry and off-dry wines; Vouvray, along with Montlouis, Bonnezeaux, and Quarts de Chaume, produces glorious late-picked sweet wines whose high sugar levels are offset by Chenin Blanc’s hallmark acidity. Sparkling Crèmant de Loire, Saumur, and Vouvray provide delightfully affordable and flavorful alternatives to Champagne.
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Field Recordings Chenin Blanc 2016Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2016Chenin Blanc from South Africa
Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2016Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
Leo Steen Saini Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2016Chenin Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
Saget la Perriere Vouvray Marie de Beauregard 2015Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
Vinum Cellars Chenin Blanc 2015Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2016Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2015Chenin Blanc from South Africa
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc - Viognier 2016Chenin Blanc from California
Domaine Pichot Vouvray Domaine Le Peu de la Moriette 2016Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France