Chenin blanc

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Che·nin Blanc

 (shĕn′ĭn blängk′)
1. A variety of grape originating in the Loire River valley that is used to make white wine.
2. A dry to sweet white wine made from this grape.

Chenin Blanc

(ʃəˈnɛ̃ blɒŋk)
1. (Plants) a white grape grown in the Loire region of France and in South Africa, California, New Zealand, and elsewhere, used for making wine
2. (Brewing) any of various light dry white wines made from this grape
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Noun1.Chenin blanc - white grape grown especially in California and the lower Loire valley of France
Chenin blanc - made in California and the Loire valley in France
common grape vine, vinifera, vinifera grape, Vitis vinifera - common European grape cultivated in many varieties; chief source of Old World wine and table grapes
2.Chenin blanc - made in California and the Loire valley in France
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Chenin blanc - white grape grown especially in California and the lower Loire valley of France
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I'll pop over to South Africa with Bellingham 'The Bernard Series' Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2014 (from South Africa, PS12.
In between you will find some of the best and most interesting sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc.
This was so of riesling before the world cottoned to it, and it is so now of chenin blanc, the great white grape of the Loire Valley.
White wines made from the chenin blanc grape held a similar place outside my heart for many years - not helped by the poor examples that shaped my early impressions.
versatile and often affordable, South African chenin blanc such as Zalze Reserve Chenin Blanc 2012, South Africa (PS9.
Simple and sweet, made by the likes of the late Christian Brothers winery, Chenin Blanc was the perfect starter wine.
For the oysters, or any seafood starter, muscadet is always reliable, a white Bordeaux sauvignon in the modern crisp style, or even a chalky chenin blanc.
It is a fun introduction to chenin blanc, with its crisp citrus flavors.
African Spear is produced from Chenin Blanc and Colombard grapes.
Vast quantities of Chenin Blanc were produced to please colonial palates in the 1800s, but by the next century, the grapes were more often harnessed for brandy production.
The premium wines, which include Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Moscato, now feature enhanced branding on the label with larger logo and bolder color palate, along with color coding by varietal.
Their unconventional blends (69 percent Zin, 25 percent Syrah and 6 percent Barbera for the red wine; 41 percent Chardonnay, 38 percent Chenin Blanc, 9 percent Pinot Grigio, 7 percent Muscat, and 5 percent Sauvignon Blanc for the white) make them easy to fall in love with.