Grape Deep Dive - Chenin Blanc
Air Date: Wednesday, October 11th 2023
I’m back with the next installment of my Grape Deep Dive Miniseries and this time it’s all about Chenin Blanc.
If I could only drink one style of wine for the rest of my life it would be…Chenin Blanc!
Why? Because there’s really nothing that this grape can’t do! From really lovely high acid white wines which are perfect for pairing with seafood or full bodied really oaky-rich white wines which are perfect for sipping by the fire, this grape is quite versatile.
And Chenin Blanc’s versatility doesn’t end there. It also makes incredible sparkling wines that, to me, rival some of the top Champagnes. And Chenin Blanc goes even further with rich delectable sweet wines that don't cost an arm and a leg!
In this episode I’m digging deep into the history of Chenin Blanc. This grape has been around since the 800’s! And no that’s not a typo! It’s believed to have originated back in the 9th century.
Join me as I dig into the adaptability of Chenin Blanc, how it can grow in warm and cool climates, and how the temperature affects the taste of Chenin Blanc. The two major challenges when it comes to Chenin Blanc and we will of course dive into the most popular regions where you can find Chenin Blanc!
And I’m answering the question that many of you have - is Chenin Blanc similar to Chardonnay? And are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc the same?
Are you ready to dive into all things Chenin Blanc? If so press play and listen in! And if this episode has inspired you to try Chenin Blanc I’d love for you to head over to Instagram and let me know what you think!
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