Chenin Blanc [SHEN-in BLAHNK] is a white wine grape known for its high acidity and the ability to deliver a taste in wine,
either sweet or dry. Chenin Blanc’s origin comes from Loire, France. South Africa is the largest producer of this grape because of its ideal weather. Chenin Blanc is also grown in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, India and Spain.
The estate is dedicated to two grapes: Cabernet Franc and Chenin Blanc. Romain starts with an entry level version of each called “Domaine Rouge” and “Domaine Blanc”. Made from younger vines at the Domaine and without oak barrels, these wines are ideal introductions to just how glorious and affordable wine the Loire Valley can be.
Chenin Blanc is fermented dry and made to age, developing in barrel before release. The result is La Rochette, a wine to pair with food if ever we’ve seen one: it’s layers are such that while it is fun to drink on it’s own, the wine sings if enjoyed next to roast chicken and mushrooms, braised pork, or harder aged cheeses.
|Color of grape||Light Green|
|Chenin blanc Synonyms||Anjou, Blanc d’Aunis, Capbreton blanc|
|Most common in||Loire, South Africa|
|Phonetic pronunciation||SHEN-in BLAHNK|