Please be patient as the cookeryonline home page loads. Mealexperience demo

Recipes & Cookerybooks

Eating Out
Sources - Links
Seafood Dictionary
Pots & Pans
Know How
Kitchen Tools
Our Mission: To provide free fun food information and cookery resources for all. .
Email cookeryonline

Grape Types and Wine Varieties

Back to Grapes Page
Sneer at SteveSteve's cooking for one! and his travels...
Abercrombie's Goat Pages
goat meat recipes, cookery and more!
Fine Foods from Spain available online Tienda Spanish Foods Serrano

Chenin Blanc



Pineau de la Loire and Blanc d'Anjou, Steen in South Africa, White Pinot (Pinot Blanco) in Italy

Originally from the Loire Valley in France. Other regions include Argentina, California, Mexico, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Sometimes has a problem ripening in the Loire Valley, but recent warm summers and improved viticultural techniques have led to better yields.

Mainly used as a varietal grape.

Flavour & Character
Possesses extraordinary flavour, with contrasts of honey, guava, quince with hints of light floral fruitiness.

It may be fermented dry or have some sweetness depending on style.

Strong acidity, well-rounded styles varying from fresh, light unoaked to rich, heavily oaked wines.

Body, Dry/Sweet
Sometimes affected by ''Noble Rot,'' and used for making dessert style wines.

The favored grape of the Anjou region of France and, although naturally a hard, acidic grape slow to mature, is made into fine sweet wines that age well for a least ten years in the bottle. In the U.S. the grape all too often ends up in the jug wines of bulk producers as acidity enhancer for otherwise flabby high sugar/alcohol blends.











Privacy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

© 2011