About This Wine
Chenin Blanc is among the most diverse of all grape varieties.
Depending upon where it is grown and the preference of the vintner, Chenin Blanc grapes can be made into a completely dry table wine, a very sweet dessert wine, and even a sparkling wine. In warm climates, Chenin Blanc can mimic Chardonnay in style, whereas in cooler climes, it can take on some characteristics of Sauvignon Blanc.
Around the world, certain regions have been identified as ideal for growing Chenin Blanc. These include the Loire appellation of France, the Stellenbosch area of South Africa, and the Clarksburg area of California. Clarksburg provides the fruit for the Chenin Blanc of Cloudcrest, which winemaker Joe Otos transforms into a wine that splits two styles.
The 2016 vintage is almost completely dry, but it finishes with just a hint of sweetness. That quality is what makes it a perfect companion to sweet-and-sour Asian dishes.
About Chenin Blanc
Native of Loire valley in France. Grapes have high acidity and need plenty of sun to ripen. The foundations of great long-lived whites, such as Vouvray. In South Africa and California can give soft, fruity wines with notes of melon, peach and citrus.
- Grape Composition:Chenin Blanc
- Grape Source:Clarksburg Growing Region of California
- Aromas & Flavors:Quince, Green Apple, Lemon-Lime, Watermelon and a Hint of Minerals
- When to Drink:Now Through 2020
- Food Pairing Suggestion:sweet-and-sour Asian dishes, or a rich, cream-based chicken dish.
10 recipes match for this wine.
Old World Rosemary Chicken With Chardonnay This recipe comes from our friends at Belvedere Vineyards &amp; Winery in the Sonoma County town of Healdsburg. It matches wonderfully with Chardonnay, and we've enjoyed it with Chenin Blanc as well. Use it as the main entree for a special meal,any meal. Get The Recipe