Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc is a Cinderella white grape variety. In most parts of the world she is treated with scant respect, but by dint of high yields she is kept on to make rather indifferent wines. In the Loire Valley Chenin blanc is a princess. Here she makes stunning white wines, dry, semi-sweet, sweet and sparkling. The Loire is the second most important sparkling wine region in France after Champagne. Some of the better wines from Chenin are known to have aged well for over a hundred years.

The variety is planted extensively in Western Australia, where it is a component of the famous Houghton White Burgundy, and other blends known locally as Classic Dry Whites.

You can read more about Chenin blanc and its possibilities for greatness in Australia on the Vinodiversity site

Or you might just like to buy some Chenin blanc by visiting Wine
Makers Choice


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