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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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  • Sauvion Vouvray 2020  Front Label
    Sauvion Vouvray 2020
    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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    • Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
      Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2021
      Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa
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    • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Sec 2019  Front Label
      Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Sec 2019
      Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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    • Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2019  Front Label
      Domaine Vincent Careme Vouvray Le Clos 2019
      Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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    • Indaba Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
      Indaba Chenin Blanc 2020
      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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      • Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
        Dry Creek Vineyard Dry Chenin Blanc 2020
        Chenin Blanc from Clarksburg, Yolo County, California
        • TP92
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      • The Winery of Good Hope Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
        The Winery of Good Hope Bush Vine Chenin Blanc 2021
        Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
        • WW89
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      • Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018  Front Label
        Raats Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2018
        Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
        • V92
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      • L'Ecole 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
        L'Ecole 41 Old Vines Chenin Blanc 2021
        Chenin Blanc from Columbia Valley, Washington
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        • Radley & Finch Alley Pack Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
          Radley & Finch Alley Pack Chenin Blanc 2020
          Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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          • Laffourcade Savennieres 2018  Front Label
            Laffourcade Savennieres 2018
            Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
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            • Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
              Painted Wolf The Den Chenin Blanc 2021
              Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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              • Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2021
                Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
                • W&S89
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              • Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
                Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2019
                Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                • Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2018  Front Label
                  Domaine des Baumard Savennieres 2018
                  Chenin Blanc from Anjou, Loire, France
                  • WW91
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                • Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                  Black Pearl Chenin Blanc 2021
                  Chenin Blanc from Paarl, South Africa
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                  • Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 2020  Front Label
                    Domaine Huet Vouvray Moelleux Le Haut-Lieu 2020
                    Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                  • Lievland Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
                    Lievland Chenin Blanc 2020
                    Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                    • The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                      The Prisoner Wine Company Saldo Chenin Blanc 2021
                      Chenin Blanc from California
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                    • MAN Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                      MAN Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2021
                      Chenin Blanc from South Africa
                      • D91
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                    • Rustenberg Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                      Rustenberg Chenin Blanc 2021
                      Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
                      • WS90
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                    • Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
                      Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc 2020
                      Chenin Blanc from Mendoza, Argentina
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                    • Catherine & Pierre Breton Vouvray La Dilettante 2020  Front Label
                      Catherine & Pierre Breton Vouvray La Dilettante 2020
                      Chenin Blanc from Loire, France
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                      • La Craie Vouvray 2018  Front Label
                        La Craie Vouvray 2018
                        Chenin Blanc from Vouvray, Touraine, Loire, France
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                        • Lubanzi Chenin Blanc 2021  Front Label
                          Lubanzi Chenin Blanc 2021
                          Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa
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