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. 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

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  1. Tormentoso Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2014

    Tormentoso Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2014

    $15.94

    Size 750ML


    A bright yellow-gold hue with a tinge of green. Intense aromas of apricots and canned white peaches with touches of coconut milk and vanilla from the oak. The palate is packed with ripe yellow fruit, apple core and quince flavors, with balanced, refreshing acidity. Learn More
  2. Dom De Vaufuget Vouvray 2014

    Dom De Vaufuget Vouvray 2014

    $16.94

    Size 750ML


    " The wine gives a sweet sensation with a dry finish on the palate. A concentration of rich flavors develop fruity aromas such as fresh grapes and ripe quinces with slight honey notes. Vouvray wines can be kept for many years. 100% Chenin Blanc. " ~ Winery notes Learn More
  3. Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc

    Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc

    $18.94

    Size 750ML


    The delicious Secateurs Chenin Blanc will surely ignite a love affair with South African wines. Made by A. A. Badenhorst, a family run wine business, this white wine was made from grapes grown on 60 to 70 year old vines. As such it is intense and full of life, like the beginning of any great romance! Floral and honey flavours give the wine a little sweetness, but it is still pleasantly dry. Delicious alone, but would be a great addition to anything cheesy or with seafood - maybe even elevating the humble fish and chips? Secateurs Chenin Blanc is an absolute bargain for such a great wine from such a fantastic wine region. Pick up a bottle and fall in love. Learn More
  4. Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2011

    Chateau Moncontour Vouvray Sec 2011

    $23.99

    Size 750ML


    Dryer than "Demi Sec", Vouvray "Sec" is another example of wonders Chenin Blanc can achieve in the Loire Valley. Bottled at our 15th century estate, this wine is made with dedication to tradition and skillful use of modern methods of vinification. Enjoy the flowery bouquet and citrus aromas with seafood and fish Learn More
  5. Waitsburg Cellars Chevray Chenin Blanc 2014

    Waitsburg Cellars Chevray Chenin Blanc 2014

    $26.99

    Size 750ML


    This impressive Chenin made by head winemaker Jon Zimmermann begins with aromas of unripe pear, cantalope, red delicious apple. There are rich flavors of poached pear, starfruit, and Meyer lemon zest, persist alongside incredible structure and minerality. This Chenin has a real personality as this displays both dense fruit and racy acidity. I can see this exceedingly good value white wine cellaring beautifully into the next decade. (Best 2016-2023) - October, 2016 (OB) Learn More
  6. Baumard Savennieres 2015

    Baumard Savennieres 2015

    $31.94

    Size 750ML


    Domaine des Baumard produces some of the finest examples of Savennières, and Jean Baumard and now his son, Florent, are universally regarded as the finest winemakers in the appellation. Their wines are among the most unique and rewarding in the world: honeyed, dry whites of unmatched concentration, perfume, and longevity. Baumard's regular Savennières bottling comes from their 6-hectare Clos Sainte Yves vineyard between the Clos du Papillon and Roche aux Moines. The vineyard's soil profile is of shale, sand and sandstone. The grapes are whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. The wine then spends 9 months on the lees in tank before being bottled 94 points Wine Spectator "Alluring, with quince, creamed pear, verbena and green almond flavors allied to a creamy texture, all offset beautifully through the finish by light quinine and mineral hints. Approachable, but this seems built for the cellar. Best from 2018 through 2030. 1,500 cases imported. (JM)" Learn More

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