Grape varieties

Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc

There are many types of Chenin Blanc, with different degrees of sweetness, adaptable to a great variety of tastes.
The Chenin Banc grape produces spirited wines, dry white, graceful summer wines. It may also be used for production of wine aged in oak barrels, with an aroma similar to Chardonnay.
For white wines, Chenin Blanc has a great possibility of fragrances, depending on the type of production.
Dry: when fermented dry and maintained fresh, they produce a very simple wine, with touches of sour pear, quince, ginger and chamomile.
Half-dry: when some of the natural sugar of the grapes is left in the wine, we can taste richer aromas of ripe pear, ginger, jasmine, passion fruit and honeycomb.
Sweet: sweeter types of Chenin Blanc have aroma of persimmon, toasted almonds, mango, ginger and mandarin.
The extraordinary acidity and sweet taste inherently associated with Chenin Blanc, make it a wine which combines well with food containing sweet and sour elements. South East Asian food, or pork chops with apple sauce go well with a richer and sweeter type of Chenin Blanc.