What is Chenin Chardonnay?

Chardonnay – Chenin Blanc blended wines are made from two of France’s most well-respected cool-climate varieties. Together, the two are found in Cremant de Loire sparkling wines, and in a wide variety of still table wines from the New World. …

What kind of wine is Chenin?

White wine
Chenin blanc (known also as Pineau de la Loire among other names) is a White wine grape variety from the Loire Valley of France.

Is Chenin sweet or dry?

Dry or sweet
Chenin blanc/Sweetness of resulting wine

How much does Chenin Blanc cost?

Cheapest Chenin Blanc Wine

Wine Name Region Avg Price
Beringer Vineyards Main & Vine Chenin Blanc, California, USA California $4
Du Toitskloof Wines Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, South Africa Western Cape $4
Boland Cellar Five Climates – Classic Selection Chenin Blanc, Paarl, South Africa Paarl $4

Why is chenin blanc so good?

Chenin Blanc is argueably one of the world’s most versatile grape varieties capable of producing exceptionally age-worthy sweet wines and a wide range of fine dry wines. Its high acidity also makes it suitable for sparkling wines as well as the base for fortified wines and spirits.

Which is sweeter Chenin Blanc or Chardonnay?

The largest producer of Chenin Blanc is South Africa. In South Africa, Chenin Blanc is sometimes blended with Semillon, Viognier, and Marsanne to make a richer-styled wine similar to an oaked Chardonnay but with a sweeter taste.

What does Chenin Blanc go with?

Fresh and fruity Chenin Blanc goes great with vegetable dishes or salads; oaked versions pair with rich fish or cream-based chicken entrées; and sweet Chenin Blanc naturally matches desserts or serves as a balancing counterpart to rich, pungent cheeses.

What is a good Chenin Blanc?

These 11 bottles are just the start of a Chenin Blanc exploration, but trust us — it’s a delicious journey.

  • Champalou Vouvray Brut NV.
  • François Chidaine Pétillant Brut NV.
  • Domaine Huet ‘Le Haut-Lieu’ Vouvray Sec 2016.
  • Benoit Courault ‘Gilbourg’ Anjou Blanc 2014.
  • Domaine Mosse Anjou Blanc 2015.

How do you drink Chenin Blanc?

Chenin Blanc is actually a very food friendly wine, as well as the above, and depending on the style you’re drinking, it also goes well with: Spicy Asian and South American foods (especially the off-dry and sweeter styles) Fish, Salads and Chicken.

Is Chenin Blanc Dry?

How long can you age Chenin Blanc?

Time in bottle – and these wines can age for 50 years or more, if they’re good – allows the wine to develop what wine buffs call ‘secondary characters’ of honey and beeswax to offset the chalky, minerally edge I find in most Loire Chenin.