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.
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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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South African wine and spirits company KWV has more of its Classic wines listed on KWV produce some stunning wines and these are three of the latest on Ocado's list: KWV Classic Chenin Blanc 2018, PS8.99 This wine is a great example of modern-styled, South African Chenin Blanc and shows true elegance.
There I was sipping Zalze Chenin Blanc 2019 and thought, ooh, 2019.
I'd my eye on a Stellenbosch Manor Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc for a while, but was determined to wait for it to be reduced at Sainsburys.
Waitrose Foundation Chenin Blanc 2018, Cederberg, South Africa (PS9, Waitrose) This fruit-driven chenin blanc screams freshness, with intense orchard apples on the nose and tart grapefruit making itself known, while lively flavours of honeydew melon, green apples, pear and citrusy fruits run the gamut with a thread of juicy acidity on the racy finish.
Niles, IL, February 13, 2019 --( Winesellers Ltd., the family-owned, global importer and marketer of fine wines, is proud to announce Vinum Cellars will be releasing a Twentieth Anniversary edition of CNW (Chard-No-Way!) Cuvee - Chenin Blanc and PETS - Petite Sirah from Clarksburg, California.
Fruity White PS5 at SPAR Inexpensive post-Christmas wine may be just around the corner (literally) in the shape of this tasty South African chenin blanc at SPAR convenience stores.
From their hand, the River Collection will eventually comprise a diverse range and currently includes a Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and dry Cinsault Rose.
Bees Knees Chenin Blanc Viognier 2016, Western Cape, South Africa (PS10.49, Laithwaites) THE heady scent of viognier lends an exotic, rich accord to the chenin blanc (think a ripe fruit basket complemented with white flowers), and there's a lovely attack of tropical fruits which leads to a rich honeyed mouthful and fresh, creamy finish.
Region: Stellenbosch, South Africa Varietal: Chenin Blanc Price: $22 Aromas: Citric, lime peel, pear Flavors: Orange oil, tropical fruit, kiwi Impression: Fresh Structure: Good Balance Drink with: Raw Seafood, Shrimp Cocktail, Oyters, Grilled Vegetables Why I loved this wine?
Another grape that shows great versatility with white meats is chenin blanc and South Africa has certainly taken this variety to its heart.
Chenin blanc achieves its most captivating forms in the Loire, in well-known areas like Vouvray and Savennieres, and in the hands of excellent vignerons throughout Touraine and Anjou who, for one reason or another, may not use an appellation name.