Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc [SHEN-in BLAHNK] is a white wine grape known for its high acidity and the ability to deliver a taste in wine,

Chenin blanc-Pascal Lambert

Chenin blanc-Pascal Lambert

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.

France

       Loire Valley

      Domaine Guiberteau

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.

Chenin Blanc

Color of grape Light Green
Species Vitis Vinifera
Chenin blanc Synonyms Anjou, Blanc d’Aunis, Capbreton blanc
Origin Loire Valley
Most common in Loire, South Africa
Phonetic pronunciation SHEN-in BLAHNK