A white grape common in the Loire Valley of France."He talked with more claret than clarity." Susan Ertz (1894 - 1985), English (American-born) short story writer and novelist."I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are." Michelangelo (1475-1564), Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter, and poet."Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it." Heraclitus of Ephesus (ca. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher.
(SHEN-in BLAHNK): A versatile, noble, French white wine grape used to make the famous dry, slightly sweet whites of the Loire Valley. Can be found in California and other regions too, and is somewhat variable, although pleasant honey overtones along with cantaloupe and honeydew melon flavours and light muskiness are common.
A white grape variety known to produce dry and sweet table wines as well as sparkling wines.
Grapes used to produce high quality white wine.
(Shay-naN BlaN) - Noble French grape, most common in the Loire, making very fine white wines both dry and slightly sweet. Also found in California and elsewhere, though it rarely reaches the same heights as in the Loire. Variable in the glass, although pleasant honeydew, persian and cantaloupe melon flavors and light muskiness are common.
A widely grown white-wine grape variety, known as Steen in South Africa, and Pineau de la Loire in the Loire region of France. Often made in a variety of styles with or without some residual sugar. It is the favored grape of the Anjou region of France and, although naturally a hard acidic grape slow to mature, is made into fine sweet wines that age well for a least ten years in the bottle. In the U.S. the grape all too often ends up in the generic jug wines of bulk producers as acidity enhancer for otherwise flabby high sugar/alcohol blends.
white grape grown especially in California and the lower Loire valley of France
made in California and the Loire valley in France
Another white grape variety, and yes, 'blanc' still rhymes with 'plonk'.
Famous in the Loire region of France - produces honey wines - dry and slightly sweet.
This is the exclusive grape of all white wines coming from the Loire Valley ( Vouvray, Crémant de Loire ... ).
A very versatile white wine grape known in many areas of the world and called Steen in South Africa. It is the most famous white wine made in the Loire Valley of France. The grape is known for its high acidity and can be fermented dry or medium-sweet. The finest French Chenin Blancs can age for many years.
Most of the acreage devoted to Chenin Blanc in California is in the Central Valley and most of the production from those vineyards has traditionally gone into jug wines. A few premium bottlings exist, most notably those from Chappellet in the Napa Valley
(sheh-nan blahn) is a versatile white grape variety widely grown in California and South Africa.
A native of the Loire Valley in France, where it's made in many styles from bone dry to dessert sweet. Chenin Blanc can have aromas of quince, honey, flowers and minerals, not to mention a steely acidity that gives it longevity. In South Africa and California, this grape is often made into a simple, off-dry fruity wine.
Chenin Blanc is a white wine with fresh, delicate floral characteristics. It grows well in warmer climates and produces light, well- balanced wines ranging from dry to off-dry (slightly sweet) styles.
(shay nan blahn) white wine grape from the Loire Valley
An acidic white wine grape most widely grown in the Anjou region of France. Once very popular in the United States. Also known as Steen in South Africa, and Pineau de la Loire in the Loire region of France.
(sheh-nan blahn) One of the great white grapes, and all too often over looked in the US. Many of the finest wines of the Loire region in France are Chenin Blanc, including the incredible, and long lived dessert wine, Coteaux du Layon.
A widely grown white-wine grape variety. The wine produced from this grape often ends up in mass-produced "jug wine" blends in North America, but can produce fine sweet wines that can be cellared for 5-10 years.
a white grape variety. Widely planted but rarely extraordinary outside the Loire Valley of France. New-world versions are usually pleasant quaffers while bottlings from the Loire run the gamut from bone-dry, steely intense wines to glorious dessert wines redolent of honey and tropical fruit.
A grape of French origin that produces excellent white wines. It has proven itself highly productive in California.
(shen-nan blahn) A white grape variety. Widely planted but rarely extraordinary outside the Loire Valley of France. These wines run the gamut from bone-dry, steely intense sines to glorious dessert wines redolent of honey and tropical fruit.
An excellent grape capable of producing white wines that range from clean, crisp, and fruit to rich, sweet, honeyed, and exceptionally long-lived.
Chenin Blanc (or often simply Chenin) is a widely grown wine grape variety, also known as Steen in South Africa, Pineau de la Loire in the Loire region of France. It is used to make white wines in a number of styles with or without some residual sugar. It is the favored grape of the Anjou region of France and, although naturally a hard, acidic grape slow to mature, is made into fine sweet wines that age well for at least ten years in the bottle.