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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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  • Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec 2011 Front Label
    Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec 2011
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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    • Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
      Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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    • MAN Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
      MAN Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2011
      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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    • Pepi Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011 Front Label
      Pepi Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011
      Chenin Blanc from California
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    • La Craie Vouvray 2011 Front Label
      La Craie Vouvray 2011
      Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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      • Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2011 Front Label
        Domaine des Baumard Quarts de Chaume (375ML half-bottle) 2011
        Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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      • Indaba Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
        Indaba Chenin Blanc 2011
        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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        • Marc Bredif Vouvray 2011 Front Label
          Marc Bredif Vouvray 2011
          Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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          • Georges Meurgey Vouvray 2011 Front Label
            Georges Meurgey Vouvray 2011
            Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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            • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Clos Michet 2011 Front Label
              Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Clos Michet 2011
              Chenin Blanc from Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
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              • Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                Ernie Els Big Easy Chenin Blanc 2011
                Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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              • Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Remus 2011 Front Label
                Domaine de la Taille Aux Loups Montlouis Remus 2011
                Chenin Blanc from Montlouis, Touraine, Loire, France
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                • Protea Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                  Protea Chenin Blanc 2011
                  Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                  • Clos Palet Vouvray 2011 Front Label
                    Clos Palet Vouvray 2011
                    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                    • Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2011 Front Label
                      Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2011
                      Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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                    • Rooiberg Winery Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                      Rooiberg Winery Game Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011
                      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                      • Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                        Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                      • Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                        Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                      • Saget la Perriere Vouvray Marie de Beauregard 2011 Front Label
                        Saget la Perriere Vouvray Marie de Beauregard 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                      • L'Ecole 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                        L'Ecole 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington
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                      • Sauvion Vouvray 2011 Front Label
                        Sauvion Vouvray 2011
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                      • Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                        Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                      • Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2011 Front Label
                        Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from Sonoma County, California
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                      • Gautier Vouvray De Gautier 2011 Front Label
                        Gautier Vouvray De Gautier 2011
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                        • Chateau de Montfort Vouvray 2011 Front Label
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