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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. The grape may have been one of the first to be grown in South Africa by Jan van Riebeeck in 1655, or it may have come to that country with Huguenots fleeing France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Chenin blanc was often misidentified in Australia as well, so tracing its early history in the country is not easy. It may have been introduced in James Busby's collection of 1832, but C. Waterhouse was growing Steen at Highercombe in Houghton, South Australia by 1862.

It provides a fairly neutral palate for the expression of terroir, vintage variation and the winemaker's treatment. In cool areas the juice is sweet but high in acid with a full-bodied fruity palate. In the unreliable summers of northern France, the acidity of under ripened grapes was often masked with chaptalization with unsatisfactory results, whereas now the less ripe grapes are made into popular sparkling wines such as Crémant de Loire. The white wines of the Anjou AOC are perhaps the best expression of Chenin as a dry wine, with flavors of quince and apples. In nearby Vouvray AOC they aim for an off-dry style, developing honey and floral characteristics with age. In the best vintages the grapes can be left on the vines to develop noble rot, producing an intense, viscous dessert wine which may improve considerably with age.

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Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2017

€15,95
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An elegant lighted perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of Jasmine, apple blossom a

Metzer Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2015

€19,95
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100% Chenin blanc. A single-vineyard wine from a bushvine parcel planted in 1964.

Miles Mossop Wines Kika 2014 (375ml)

€22,50
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This in an intense wine with complex aromas of dried apricot, peach and hints of ginger-spice and ci

Luddite Wines Chenin Blanc 2015

€29,95
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Peachy apricot with hints of honey and spice come to the fore.Can tend to be reductive on certain da

A.A. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016

€10,50
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The aromas are flinty with honey, orange blossom and white stone fruit notes.

Spice Route Chenin Blanc 2015

€12,95
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Complex tropical nose with spiced apple flavours hinting at modern oaking.

Ernie Els Big Easy White 2017

€9,50
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The tropical palate is richly textured with hints of wild herbs and Indian spice, adding complexity

de Trafford Chenin Blanc 2014

€18,95
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Dusty straw, lime nose at first with ripe melon, honey and almonds emerging. Layers of lemon, honey,

de Trafford Straw Wine N/V

€32,95
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Dried apricot, nuts, honey and burnt treacle. The palate is intensely sweet yet not cloying, fresh a
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