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
  • Old York Cellars Dry Riesling & Malbec Tasting

    … of vineyards, cultivating a diverse selection including Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Syrah and Riesling. In addition to award winning wines and a lovely tasting room, they also hold special events such as art exhibits, yoga classes and Master Chef Dinners. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the tasting presented a timely spotlight on wine…

    the buddha in your glassin Syrah Malbec Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Thanks to cold snap, Northwest ice wine harvest comes early

    … of it is sold directly to Chateau Ste. Michelle wine club members. Big ice wine harvest on Red Mountain Three generations of the Williams family stand above the Kiona Chenin Blanc vineyard: Scott, John and J.J. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) On Red Mountain, winemaker Scott Williams produces a Chenin Blanc ice wine nearly every year…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … With all those flavors, it’s no surprise that hosts and wine-toting guests find themselves in a pickle when it comes to choosing the best Thanksgiving wine. To make your wine selection easier this year, keep a few of these ideas in mind. If you’re serving one wine, make it a rosé. For all-around food-friendliness, it’s tough to beat rosé. Pinks…

    Write on Wines- 1 readers -
  • Celebrating India's Wines

    … Nine Hills Chenin Blanc 15.6 KRSMA Estates Chardonnay 15.4 SDU Deva Chardonnay Reserva 15.3 Seagram's Nine Hills Viognier 14.9 Grover Zampa Sauvignon Blanc 14.6 Sula Vineyards - Riesling 14.53 Sula Viognier 14.5 Sweet White Vallonné Vineyards Vin de Passerillage 14.9 Sula Late harvest Chenin Blanc 14.7 Rosé Sula Roé Zinfandel 14.75 Vallonne Rosé…

    Sommelier India- 1 readers -
  • Thoughts and Tips for Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

    … As the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays approach, folks start dreaming of a perfectly roasted turkey with all the trimmings. Everyone has his or her favorite side dishes—dressing or stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, or maybe even mac-n-cheese. Then, of course, comes the pumpkin, pecan, or apple pie! Things…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Loverin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Crisper Whites for Crisper Weather

    …, while Marsanne brings a little more maturity and elegance to the blend. When blended together a full-bodied white wine is established with flavors of honey, nuts, pear, honeysuckle, melon followed by a slight minerality. This blend is often rich and round, making this blend a great alternative a Chardonnay. Sparkling Wine As with many times of year…

    Charlotte Chipperfield/ The Wine Key's Blog- 1 readers -
  • Zevenwacht The Tin Mine White 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    … and peachy fashion, with creamy richness in there too, but then other characters appear – some toasty spent-match notes, a hint of (nice) cabbage, an exotic passionfruit edge, and some earthy freshness (from the Chenin Blanc). The result is complex, satisfying and moreish. S Tags: Video Categorised in: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Roussanne, Stellenbosch, Video, Viognier, wine, Wine Education…

    Drinking Outside The Boxin Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Some nice wines from Sivervis, Swartland, South Africa

    …% alcohol, 85% concrete egg, 15% barrel. Sweet, ripe apple and pear fruit. Generous texture and lovely mouthfeel. Rich and bold but also has finesse. Bright with lovely balance and nice pear, peach and citrus fruit. 93/100 Silvervis Cinsault 2013 Swartland, South Africa Very fresh and bright with supple raspberry and cherry fruit. Bright and expressive with focused cherry fruit. Fine, fresh and pure with some peppery notes. Amazing freshness and purity here. 93/100 …

    jamie goode's wine blog- 3 readers -
  • Month in Wines: October 2014

    … Ahh, the ever accelerating pace of the days, weeks and months flying by like a runaway train, as we are getting closer to the holidays… Another month becomes a history, and as usual, it is the time to summarize the wine experiences. Typically, this is not a very difficult task with may be 12 -15 wines which would be typically mentioned…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Merlot Malbec Chardonnay- 3 readers -
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