What's special about Chenin Blanc?
Read about it or taste some in two Melbourne events
Chenin Blanc is a highly revered white variety from the central regions of the Loire Valley.
It makes sweet, semi-sweet and dry white wines and also sparkling wine.
The famous Loire Valley wines of Vouvray are made from Chenin Blanc.
Other appellations using Chenin include Montlois, Savennieres and Saumur.
It is also grown in the Languedoc Region where it is a component of the sparkling wine Cremant de Limoux.
In South Africa and in New Zealand its ability to produce heavy crops made it popular to produce cheap wines.
It was very popular in Western Australia as a varietal white and as a component of blends, think “White Burgundy”. Still popular, but in decline in WA.
Has a bad reputation due to ability to produce characterless wines.
But with care in the vineyard and careful wine making this variety can make delicious and interesting wines.
Chenin enthusiast Marshal Waters and Coriole winemaker Mark Lloyd are holding two events, in Fitzroy and in the Vic Market precinct, to launch Mark’s new Chenin Blanc.
Wed 30th March, Thursday 31st. Discussion with Wine and Pizza
The Euro Alternatives Mixed Dozen offer from our wine merchant partner is still available.
But these offers generally don’t last. So check it out now, and order before it is too late.