Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc (known also as Pineau de la Loire among other names), is a white wine grape variety from the Loire valley of France. Its high acidity means it can be used to make everything from sparkling wines to well-balanced dessert wines, although it can produce very bland, neutral wines if the vine's natural vigor is not controlled. Outside the Loire it is found in most of the New World wine regions; it is the most widely planted variety in South Africa, where it is also known as Steen.
Posts about Chenin Blanc
  • Wine for Us…WineZag for Me

    … was unleashed by the craftiness of the wine, picture of the valley vineyard, and an appreciable gratitude for Luiz sharing this unique expression of Riesling with me. And when we blind tasted, on the same night, a naturally made Jean Pierre Robinot Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley that had laid around my cellar for a couple of years, an intellectual…

    WineZag- 4 readers -
  • Weekend Wine Notes: Two Pair of Interesting Wines

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ First, two white wines from the Bellingham estate in South Africa, founded in 1693, making it old by any standards. Bellingham “The Bernard Series” Grenache Blanc Viognier 2013, Paarl Region. 14% alc. 75% grenache blanc, 25% viognier.

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head- 5 readers -
  • Why do Millennials go to wine bars?

    …. If you want to appear sophisticated, and this is good for any sex or persuasion, ask what they have in a single vineyard Pinot (I mean Pinot Noir, not Gris, dammit). If they happen to have multiple choices then just pick the cheapest. The super-trendies will want to ask for natural or, better yet, biodynamic wines. I have no idea what a natural…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 4 readers -
  • New Year: Food and Win Pairing Recipes

    … in calories. Paired with wine, of course. Tuna Salad Sandwich Recipe 1 can of tuna fish usually packed water or oil 2 Tablespoons of mayonnaise 1/4 purple onion, chopped finely 2 celery stalks, chopped finely 1 Tablespoon of capers Juice of half of a lemon Pinch or two of dill 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard Guacamole…

    Wine Diva Lifestyle- 3 readers -
  • Three chenins

    … struggling and gasping amongst the wood, with a lovely rich texture, and the intensity of the wine revealed in the length of flavour (while the golden colour spoke of both oak and oxygen). Three days later, the Finlayson was in better balance flavour-wise, and I was almost reconciled to the oak. I have no doubt that I would have regarded this wine more…

    Tim James/ GrapeGrape- 3 readers -
  • Single varietal Spanish wine

    …, WineAlign) Made from 100 per cent Macabeo, this is from a winery that is the first to produce Cava from outside of the Penedes DO. Here, from Valencia, up front there is dust, must and concrete, evidence of a lees-induced oxdative lean and wish upon a star aridity. There comes a time when dry fizz does not have to be the way to go, especially when…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Riesling- 9 readers -
  • Wine of the Week; 2012 Sandlands Chenin Blanc

    … bottled unfined and unfiltered. 12.8% alcohol; Retail – $24.00 My tasting notes follow: Pale yellow color. Initially opens with wet wool aromas that give way to white peach, apple, Meyer lemon and a bit of wet stone aromas. On the palate its medium-bodied, and dry with wonderful acidity and texture with green apple, white peach, baked apricot…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Third Thursday-Wine World-Jan. 15

    …): Sauvion Vouvray 2013 Duetorri Pinot Grigio 2013 J Lohr Chardonnay “Riverstone” 2013 Gérard Bertrand Pinot Noir 2013 Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2012 Murphy-Goode Homefront Red 2011 Here are the detailed wine notes: Sauvion Vouvray 2013 | Loire Valley, France A beautiful Loire Valley Chenin Blanc with floral and mineral aromas. Its bright flavors…

    Dennis Sodomka/ 4 readers -
  • What We Have Been Drinking–1/12/15

    …. At this price (got for $8) I should have bought a whole lot more. Very Good. 87-89 Points. 2011 Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray Vouvray Pétillant De Chanceny Tête de Cuvée, Brut Excellence: Retail $30. 100% Chenin Blanc. One of my favorite sparklers out there–not as bubbly as a traditional method, but there is a wonderful nutty note that really…

    the drunken cyclistin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 12 Dec 2015

    … color I love so much. In the nose I caught hints of coffee, some spices I couldn’t quite capture and a touch of tobacco. On the tongue, plenty of luscious blackberry and plum. It was terrific with some friends seated around the fire and tales of daring and adventure were shared. Elizabeth The “Hippy” Winer This is a very nice wine that is good for any…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 5 readers -
  • Walla Walla Wine Trip 2014

    … of a bottle of wine. We tasted the following wines: 2013 Chenin Blanc – Columbia Valley $14.00 2013 Semillon – Columbia Valley $14.00 2013 Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc – Red Mountain $21.00 2012 French Town – Columbia Valley $22.00 2011 Estate Merlot – Walla Walla $39.00 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon – Columbia Valley $39.00 2011 Estate Syrah – Walla Walla…

    Bill Thompson/ Bills Wine Wandering- 5 readers -
  • Jackal Bird A Bright South African Star

    … and had it again on the weekend. The combination of the mouth-watering gumbo and the lush, complex wine made for a special meal. The wine also would go well with many other seafood dishes, a rich chicken in cream sauce dish, grilled pork and hearty cheeses. …

    Dennis Sodomka/ 2 readers -
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