It's much loved in South African where you'll find cracking examples like Secateurs (available in JN Wine) or the Tesco Finest Swartland Chenin Blanc
Talking of chenin blanc
, Aldi has released its latest Lot batch of exclusive wines this week and of the four wines, there is one white, Old Bushvine Chenin Blanc
achieves its most captivating forms in the Loire, in well-known areas like Vouvray and Savennieres, and in the hands of excellent vignerons throughout Touraine and Anjou who, for one reason or another, may not use an appellation name.
originates from France's Loire Valley but it's most revered in South Africa - arriving in the Cape in the 1600s and becoming the Springbok's most planted variety.
There, Chenin Blanc
is sometimes bone-dry (as in the Savennieres region), sometimes a little off-dry (Vouvray leans that way), but never too sweet.
For the oysters, or any seafood starter, muscadet is always reliable, a white Bordeaux sauvignon in the modern crisp style, or even a chalky chenin blanc
It is a fun introduction to chenin blanc
, with its crisp citrus flavors.
African Spear is produced from Chenin Blanc
and Colombard grapes.
Vast quantities of Chenin Blanc
were produced to please colonial palates in the 1800s, but by the next century, the grapes were more often harnessed for brandy production.
Step two: For your flagship variety, pick Chenin Blanc
, which everyone else in the state has been ripping out as fast as they can.
The premium wines, which include Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc
, Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Moscato, now feature enhanced branding on the label with larger logo and bolder color palate, along with color coding by varietal.
is a versatile white and is available fruity, dry, still, or sparkling.
Van Steenwyk cites Adelaida's Chenin Blanc
as an example.
Seven varietals of African Passion Wines include: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, Chenin Blanc
, Cabernet Sauvignon, Moscato, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Stellenrust Chenin Blanc
2017, Stellenbosch, South Africa (Sainsbury's, PS8): Delightfully fruity and fresh, pineapple and luscious peach fruit are at the fore of this generous chenin with enough juicy, limey acidity to make you hungry for roast pork, apples and chestnuts.