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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc Wine Details

Description: Our Chenin Blanc wine is made from juice that we imported from California. We sometime import juice in the spring so our tanks do not sit empty all summer. This practice also allows us to offer a wider variety of wines that we cannot grow in our climate. It is a dry table wine that goes great with food.

Varietal Definition
Chenin Blanc:
Classic white varietal of France's Loire Valley and now grown throughout the world. Known for its rather unusual 'wet-wool', 'damp straw' aromas, it tends to be more floral than fruity when young and gives high acidity, growing well in marginal climates. It ages well and its susceptibility to 'botrytis'* produces some of the great sweet wines of the Loire, for example Quarts de Chaume and Vouvray. It is grown widely in South Africa where it is known as 'Steen'.


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