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Chenin Blanc

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Unquestionably one of the most diverse grape varieties, Chenin Blanc can do it all. It shines in every style from bone dry to unctuously sweet, oaked or unoaked, still or sparkling and even as the base for fortified wines and spirits. Perhaps Chenin Blanc’s greatest asset is its ever-present acidity, maintained even under warm growing conditions. While most would agree it reigns supreme when from its birthplace of the Loire Valley, Chenin is the most planted variety in South Africa. California’s Clarksburg appellation is also winning more notoriety for Chenin.

Tasting Notes for Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc makes a white wine. Drier versions commonly have characteristics of passion fruit, lemon, quince, green apple, saffron and chamomile while sweeter version express aromas and flavors such as yellow pear, white peach, melon, ginger and honeysuckle. When aged in oak, qualities like meringue and brioche can be found. Sparkling versions often have apple, ginger and floral notes.

Perfect Food Pairings for Chenin Blanc

Cool-climate Chenin Blanc has the chalky acidity to work with light seafood such as oysters and shellfish. Off-dry styles work well with the sweet-and-sour nature of Thai and Vietnamese food. The sparkling versions such as Saumur Mousseux, Vouvray Petillant and Crémant de Loire make amazing aperitif options that won’t bruise the pocketbook.

Sommelier Secrets for Chenin Blanc

South Africa actually has double the amount of Chenin Blanc planted compared to France. It is believed that either the Dutch navigator, Jan van Riebeeck, brought the grape to Cape Town in 1655 or the Huguenots fleeing France brought it in 1685. Either way, the South Africans have favored it for many centuries and make it in almost every style. Today a new wave of dedicated producers has committed to restoring old Chenin vines and finding the most ideal new spots for this prized variety.

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  • The Terraces Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
    The Terraces Chenin Blanc 2015
    Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
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    • Philippe Foreau Vouvray Sec 2015 Front Label
      Philippe Foreau Vouvray Sec 2015
      Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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      • Tormentoso Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
        Tormentoso Chenin Blanc 2015
        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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        • Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
          Astrolabe Wrekin Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
          Chenin Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand
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          • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Vin de France Bretonniere 2015 Front Label
            Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Vin de France Bretonniere 2015
            Chenin Blanc from France
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          • Lo-Fi Wines Jurassic Park Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
            Lo-Fi Wines Jurassic Park Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
            Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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            • Roark Wine Co. Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
              Roark Wine Co. Chenin Blanc 2015
              Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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              • Leo Steen Saini Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                Leo Steen Saini Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
                Chenin Blanc from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
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              • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire Les Hauts de Husseau 2015 Front Label
                Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis sur Loire Les Hauts de Husseau 2015
                Chenin Blanc from Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
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              • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Clos Michet 2015 Front Label
                Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Clos Michet 2015
                Chenin Blanc from Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
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              • Pax Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                Pax Chenin Blanc 2015
                Chenin Blanc from Mendocino, California
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                • Folk Machine Jeanne d'Arc 2015 Front Label
                  Folk Machine Jeanne d'Arc 2015
                  Chenin Blanc from California
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                  • Forlorn Hope Estate Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                    Forlorn Hope Estate Chenin Blanc 2015
                    Chenin Blanc from Sierra Foothills, California
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                    • Leo Steen Jurassic Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                      Leo Steen Jurassic Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2015
                      Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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                    • Habit Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                      Habit Chenin Blanc 2015
                      Chenin Blanc from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California
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                      • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2015 Front Label
                        Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                      • Gautier Vouvray Argilex 2015 Front Label
                        Gautier Vouvray Argilex 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                      • Gautier Vouvray De Gautier 2015 Front Label
                        Gautier Vouvray De Gautier 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                      • Clos Rougeard Saumur Breze Blanc 2015  Front Label
                        Clos Rougeard Saumur Breze Blanc 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Saumur, Loire, France
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                      • De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                        De Morgenzon Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                      • Precedent Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                        Precedent Borden Ranch Chenin Blanc 2015
                        Chenin Blanc from Sierra Foothills, California
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                        • Suelo Farmers Enlightenment Mountain Chenin Blanc  2015 Front Label
                          Suelo Farmers Enlightenment Mountain Chenin Blanc 2015
                          Chenin Blanc from Mendocino, California
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                          • Lang & Reed Napa Valley Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                            Lang & Reed Napa Valley Chenin Blanc 2015
                            Chenin Blanc from Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, California
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