Chenin Blanc is synonymous with the Loire Valley of France, where it is the chief white wine. However, it has now become the most widely planted variety in South Africa, where it also known as Steen.
This versatile grape variety can often found from crisp dry to sweet wines. Even in its dry form it is fabulously very fruity, almost like Riesling. Tasting notes describe this wine as mineral, green and honey. Its tropical fruit notes of banana, guava, pear and pineapple, while green apple is a mainstay flavour.
Wines from Chenin Blanc have a pale straw colour with a green tinge.
If you are considering matching Chenin Blanc with food, it goes well with salads, fish, seafood, shellfish and chicken. We have 2 Chenin Blanc kits, a World Vineyard and a Selection International.