An unsung grape variety, Chenin Blanc produces fine wines from all around the world. Found in the Loire, where botrytis is used to bring out characteristics on occasion, it produces the sparkling wines from Saumur, the main grape for Vouvray and also the great sweet wines of Quarts de Chaume. Known as Steen in South Africa, it produces some easy-drinking dry whites, whereas in New Zealand it is making some stunning, stylish wines.
It can indeed be said that its versatility has garnered it much of its popularity.Read More
The Loire, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
Steen (South Africa), Pineau, Pinot, Ugne Lombarde, Chenin, Pinot Blanco (a misnomer often heard in Latin America), Pineau de la Loire (the Loire), Rouchalin (occasionally Rouchelin - sometimes called this in south west France).