Chenin blanc, Pineau de la Loire, Steen is from the Loire valley of France. In cool areas the juice is sweet but high in acid with a full-bodied fruity palate. In the unreliable summers of northern France, the acidity of under ripened grapes was often masked with chaptalization with unsatisfactory results, whereas now the less ripe grapes are made into popular sparkling wines such as Crémant de Loire. The white wines of the Anjou AOC are perhaps the best expression of Chenin as a dry wine, with flavours of quince and apples. In nearby Vouvray AOC they aim for an off-dry style, developing honey and floral characteristics.
Chateau de Fosse Seche, Arcane, Saumur Blanc, 2018
100% Chenin Blanc aged for 9 months in French Oak.
A charming dry wine, with aromas of flowers and honey with mouth-watering citric freshness.
Château de Fosse-Sèche...
Darling Cellars Old Bush Vine Chenin Blanc, Darling, South Africa, 2019
100% Chenin Blanc with 10 months in oak
From specific old bush vines which are selected for their typicity in reflecting their soils and location. This dry Chenin Blanc...
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