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 i...

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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Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2021
* €14,95 * SRP
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The Beaumont Chenin Blanc is bright and fresh in the glass.it smells of green melon, apple and apricot blossom.
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont Chenin Blanc 2021
The Beaumont Chenin Blanc is bright and fresh in the glass.it smells of green melon, apple and apricot blossom.
*€14,95*SRP
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2018
* €29,95 * SRP
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On the nose, there are intense notes of white peaches, vanilla and mango, while the first sip reveals a firm structure and bright tropical fruit aromas.
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont Hope Marguerite Chenin Blanc 2018
On the nose, there are intense notes of white peaches, vanilla and mango, while the first sip reveals a firm structure and bright tropical fruit aromas.
*€29,95*SRP
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont New Baby 2019
* €39,95 * SRP
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A blend of about 50% Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Colombard. Only 6 barriques from old vines. Fermented in open barrique, partial maceration, moved and pressed by hand.
Beaumont Family Wines
Beaumont New Baby 2019
A blend of about 50% Chenin Blanc with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Colombard. Only 6 barriques from old vines. Fermented in open barrique, partial maceration, moved and pressed by hand.
*€39,95*SRP
De Trafford
De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Article code MOSSOPKIKA
* €29,95 * SRP
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On the nose cassis, plum, precious wood and chocolate tones, very complex, develops even more strongly in the glass.
On the palate soft full tannins, great variety of flavors, toasty tones, long beautiful finish, suggesting a really great wine.
De Trafford
De Trafford Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
On the nose cassis, plum, precious wood and chocolate tones, very complex, develops even more strongly in the glass.
On the palate soft full tannins, great variety of flavors, toasty tones, long beautiful finish, suggesting a really great wine.
*€29,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
De Trafford
De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2019
Article code MOSSOPKIKA
* €26,95 * SRP
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Ripe yellow and white stone fruit notes with underlying aromas of honeysuckle blossom and a hint of creamy lees notes.
De Trafford
De Trafford Chenin Blanc 2019
Ripe yellow and white stone fruit notes with underlying aromas of honeysuckle blossom and a hint of creamy lees notes.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2020
Article code HMCHENIN18
* €15,95 * SRP
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An elegant lighted perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of Jasmine, apple blossom and a whiff of peach.
Holden Manz
Holden Manz Chenin Blanc 2020
An elegant lighted perfumed example of Chenin Blanc with symphonic notes of Jasmine, apple blossom and a whiff of peach.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €21,67 / Liter
Ken Forrester Vineyards
Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2019
* €46,95 * SRP
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A full-bodied, powerful wine with a full range of flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
Ken Forrester Vineyards
Ken Forrester The FMC Chenin Blanc 2019
A full-bodied, powerful wine with a full range of flavors of dried apricot, vanilla and honey.
*€46,95*SRP
Luddite Wines
Luddite Chenin Blanc 2021
Article code LUDDITECHENIN15
* €59,95 * SRP
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Peachy apricot with hints of honey and spice come to the fore.Can tend to be reductive on certain days. Rich, mouth filling entry with yellow peach, melons, raisins and spice.
Luddite Wines
Luddite Chenin Blanc 2021
Peachy apricot with hints of honey and spice come to the fore.Can tend to be reductive on certain days. Rich, mouth filling entry with yellow peach, melons, raisins and spice.
*€59,95*SRP
Unit price: €39,93 / Liter
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Chapter Three Chenin Blanc 2020
Article code MOSSOPINTROWHITE17
* €29,95 * SRP
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This is a 100% Chenin blanc from a single 35-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on slate soils.
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Chapter Three Chenin Blanc 2020
This is a 100% Chenin blanc from a single 35-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Stellenbosch growing on slate soils.
*€29,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Chapter Two Chenin Blanc 2020
Article code MOSSOPINTROWHITE17
* €29,95 * SRP
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This is a 100% Chenin blanc from a single 50-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Paardeberg, Swartland.
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Chapter Two Chenin Blanc 2020
This is a 100% Chenin blanc from a single 50-year-old bush vine vineyard in the Paardeberg, Swartland.
*€29,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Introduction White 2021
Article code MOSSOPINTROWHITE17
* €15,95 * SRP
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Ripe yellow and white stone fruit notes with underlying aromas of honeysuckle blossom and a hint of creamy lees notes.
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Introduction White 2021
Ripe yellow and white stone fruit notes with underlying aromas of honeysuckle blossom and a hint of creamy lees notes.
*€15,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Kika 2016
Article code MOSSOPKIKA
* €26,95 * SRP
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The sweet wine of Miles, named after his youngest daughter Kika Mossop. Miles avoids additives and technical influence and vinifies all his wines naturally. Aromas of apricot, lemongrass, pineapple, candied ginger & quince jam.
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Kika 2016
The sweet wine of Miles, named after his youngest daughter Kika Mossop. Miles avoids additives and technical influence and vinifies all his wines naturally. Aromas of apricot, lemongrass, pineapple, candied ginger & quince jam.
*€26,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Sam 2018
Article code MOSSOPKIKA
* €99,95 * SRP
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This wine represents the pure taste of the Cinsault grape. At the same time it convinces with a red cherry tone in the glass.
Miles Mossop Wines
Miles Mossop Sam 2018
This wine represents the pure taste of the Cinsault grape. At the same time it convinces with a red cherry tone in the glass.
*€99,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,93 / Liter
The Kitchen Sink
The Kitchen Sink White 2019
Article code KITCHENWHITE17
* €17,95 * SRP
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The bright yellow fruit follows through on the palate which is marked by a rich texture and a soft, balanced acidity.
The Kitchen Sink
The Kitchen Sink White 2019
The bright yellow fruit follows through on the palate which is marked by a rich texture and a soft, balanced acidity.
*€17,95*SRP
Unit price: €19,33 / Liter