One of the world’s great white wine grapes, chenin blanc | Britt on Forbes

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Chenin blanc is one of the world’s top white grape varieties. Yet, sometimes chenin wine producers in Vouvray are frustrated. Selling a chenin blanc is not as easy as selling a sauvignon blanc, they say. Sauvignon blanc is more famous, more easy-drinking, easier to understand.

A chenin blanc is more complex and amazingly versatile. You can make bone dry, crispy wines out of it but also lusciously sweet ones. And everything in between. It only depends on when you pick the grapes. Well, almost only. Read on and you will learn all essentials you need to know about this great grape variety.

An article in our series of grape variety profiles.

Read more in Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine, originally published on Forbes: Chenin blanc, a fantastic grape shared between France and South Africa | Grape Profile | Britt on Forbes.

Travel: Come on a wine tour to South Africa, the chenin blanc country, with BKWine. Book now!

Vineyards in Paarl, South Africa
Vineyards in Paarl, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography
A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style, South Africa
A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style, South Africa, copyright BKWine Photography

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