Find out why this lesser-known white grape variety is definitely worth a try, particularly with food.

What is it famous for?

Featuring a variety of styles, from bone-dry and steely to luscious sweet, Chenin Blanc also ages amazingly well. Domaine Huet in the French village of Vouvray {pro/ voov-ray} is perhaps at the pinnacle of semi-sweet production.

Its “spiritual” home is the Old World in France’s Loire Valley.

Where does it grow?

Its “spiritual” home is the Old World in France’s Loire Valley in villages such as Savennières and Bonnezeaux. But it is now very well-known in South Africa where it is also called Steen.

What does it taste like?

Oaked or unoaked but always with a core of steely acidity; and either quite crunchy like green apple through to citrus or more tropical flavours.

Pingza Loves:

💗💗 Kumala Chenin Blanc 💗💗

💗💗 Craft 3 Chenin Blanc 2017 💗💗

Tastes great with:

It is a massively food-friendly wine but particularly delicious with pork chops and apple sauce.

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