Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a versatile white grape varietal that is producing a wide range of white wines all around the world. Historically, and where it is planted most, is in the Loire Valley of northern France. Here it is famous in Anjou-Saumur particularly in Vouvray, where it is usually found as a sparkling or dry white wine. The sweetest examples come from Savennieres, Coteaux du Layon or from the Quarts de Chaume regions. However, it has found a home, known locally as Steen, in South Africa. Flavours vary but ripe stonefruit and apple flavours are typical along with its high acidity.