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Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc
or Pineau de la Loire is the grape-variety which produces the best white wines of Anjou and Touraine. It has nothing in common with grapes of the Pinot family.

The variety gives all its fullness in the Loire Valley, elsewhere it did not acclimate.

Chenin Blanc is used for dry and sweet wines. It is subject to noble rot and for that reason is harvested as late as possible, sometimes in november. Chenin Blanc wines such as Vouvray and Saumur age very well.

Rabelais, a long time ago, wrote about Chenin!

Aromas : apple, cinnamon, quince

French wines : Vouvray, Saumur, Anjou, Coteaux du Layon, etc

White grapes: Chardonnay - Clairette - Muscadelle - Pinot Gris - Sauvignon - Semillon - Ugni Blanc - Viognier - Red Grapes









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