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Also known as the "refined" Sauvignon Blanc, it's hard not to love Chenin Blanc for it's versatility. Pear, apple, chamomile & honey notes dominate the profile of Chenin Blanc wines, and it's acidity produces crisp & vibrant wines which can also be made into sweet wines & brandies.
Over 50% of it is grown in South Africa, with France, United States & Argentina forming the bulk of the remainder. Cooler climate wines will have a more prominent passionfruit aroma, while warmer climates would produce peach or melon notes. Additionally, different styles of Chenin Blanc will create different flavors
Dry: When the grapes are fermented dry and kept fresh, they produce a very lean, minerally style Chenin Blanc that offers up flavors of tart pear, quince, ginger, and chamomile.
Off-Dry: When some of the grapes’ natural sugars are left in the wine, you’ll taste richer flavors of ripe pear, ginger, jasmine, passion fruit, and honeycomb.
Sweet: Sweeter styles of Chenin Blanc have flavors of dried persimmon, toasted almond, mango, ginger, and mandarin orange.
Sparkling: Sparkling styles can range from dry (Brut) to sweet (Demi-Sec), with Chenin Blanc’s classic characteristics of quince, yellow apple, plum, ginger, and floral notes.
It's almost a must to pair Chenin Blanc with Asian cuisines. Think sweet & sour pork, or pork chops, as well as Turkey! It handles the cranberry sauce like as if it was made to do so.
Loire Valley, FR: Often used as a late harvest style, or as a base for sparkling wines