The true home of the Chenin Blanc grape is the Loire Valley in France and over the centuries, it has found its way to the New World where it grows exceptionally well in South Africa. First planted in the 1660’s, Chenin Blanc has enjoyed stardom in our country and in the past decade and a half is now recognised as the standout grape from our part of the world. The true joy of Chenin Blanc rests in its diversity. From table wine, to brandy base wine, to blending wine, to wines of the utmost finesse, and even to the Noble Late Harvest wines of astounding value and quality, Chenin Blanc is a true work horse that everyone can enjoy.
So what are we trying to say to you? Spend some time alone as you sit back with your kindle or tablet, relax and gently sip some of these real Chenin Blanc super stars:
2011 False Bay Vineyards Chenin Blanc: Winewizard.co.za/false-bay-chenin-blanc/
2011 Bosman Family Vineyards Chenin Blanc: Winewizard.co.za/bosman-family-vineyards-optenhorst-chenin-blanc-1/