Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc has two centres of excellence: the Loire Valley and across South Africa. Perhaps unkindly it can suffer in the hands of a clumsy winemaker, as it readily takes on sulphur flavours. Made well it can sing and its full, round, pear skin flavours come through well in the simple dry whites of Stellenbosch, Robertson and Paarl. However, it is the whole gamut of styles, from sparkling Saumur to sweet Coteaux du Layon, that makes Chenin Blanc a world class variety. Wines like Bonnezeaux and Quarts de Chaume are hugely long-lived yet taste incredibly fresh alongside their glorious sweetness.  Few wines match an apple tart so beautifully.

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  1. Doran Chenin
    Doran Vineyards Chenin, Voor Paardeberg 2015
    Chenin Blanc 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Clean, crisp and fresh but with more body and character than is usually associated with this grape....
    £12.50 per bottle
  2. Pampas Chenin/Torrontes, Mendoza
    Las Pampas Chenin/Torrontés, Mendoza 2016
    Chenin Blanc 12.0% Vol
    Argentina > Mendoza
    This has a lovely balance between the tropical, rounded Chenin Blanc and floral crispness from the...
    £7.90 per bottle
  3. Wide River Chenin
    Wide River Chenin Blanc, Robertson 2018
    Chenin Blanc 12.0% Vol
    South Africa > Breede River Valley
    Clean and bright Chenin Blanc, peppery and aromatic, with tropical fruit flavours of ripe fig and...
    £6.95 per bottle
  4. Doran Chenin
    Doran Vineyards Chenin, Voor Paardeberg 2014
    Chenin Blanc 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Clean, crisp and fresh but with more body and character than is usually associated with this grape....
    £12.50 per bottle
  5. Savennieres Papillon Forges
    Savennières, Le Clos du Papillon, Domaine des Forges 2016
    Chenin Blanc 13.5% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    Intense herbal nose with some toasty elements, then a mouthfilling, concentrated and savoury palate...
    £18.50 per bottle
  6. Bogle Vineyards Chenin, Clarksburg
    Bogle Vineyards Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg, California 2017
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    USA > California
    A delightful floral nose of blossom leads on to a classic Chenin palate of honey, green apples and...
    £14.95 per bottle
  7. Pampas Chenin/Torrontes, Mendoza
    Las Pampas Chenin/Torrontés, Mendoza 2017
    Chenin Blanc 13.5% Vol
    Argentina > Mendoza
    This has a lovely balance between the tropical, rounded Chenin Blanc and floral crispness from the...
    £7.90 per bottle
  8. Vouvray, Ch Gaudrelle
    Vouvray, Clos le Vigneau, Château Gaudrelle 2017
    Chenin Blanc 13.0% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    The ebullient Alexandre Monmousseau took over his family's estate in 1984. He makes classic Vouvray...
    £14.95 per bottle
  9. Saumur Blanc, Arietta, Dom Paleine
    Saumur Blanc, Préludes, Domaine de la Paleine 2014
    Chenin Blanc 14.0% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    Owned by Marc and Laurence Vincent, this beautiful domaine is situated in the heart of Saumur. The...
    £13.80 per bottle
  10. Quarts de Chaume, Dom des Forges
    Quarts de Chaume, Domaine des Forges 2014
    Chenin Blanc 11.5% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    A complex wine, with a citrus nose and a hint of spice. On the palate it is full of butterscotch...
    £36.00 per bottle
  11. Chaume, Les Onnis, Cot du Layon, Forges
    Chaume, Les Onnis, Coteaux du Layon, Domaine des Forges 2015
    Chenin Blanc 12.0% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    The grapes for this wine come from one the finest vineyards in Coteaux du Layon. The nose is...
    £22.00 per bottle
  12. Cot du Layon, St-Aubin, Dom des Forges
    Coteaux du Layon Saint-Aubin, Domaine des Forges 2015
    Chenin Blanc 12.0% Vol
    Loire Valley > Saumur & Middle Loire
    A delicious, complex and honeyed nose gives way to a perfectly balanced palate that is fresh and...
    £19.70 per bottle
  13. Running Duck, Chenin/Sauv, Western Cape
    Running Duck Chenin/Sauvignon, Stellar Organics, Western Cape 2018
    Chenin Blanc 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Fresh, full and flavoursome, this ethically traded and organic wine combines peachy Chenin fruit...
    £8.20 per bottle
  14. Freedom Cross Chenin, Coastal Region
    Freedom Cross Chenin Blanc, Western Cape, Franschhoek Cellar 2018
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Western Cape
    Brilliant value wine from Chenin, the Cape's favourite white grape. Full, ripe apple fruit mingles...
    £7.40 per bottle
  15. La Grande Marque Saumur Brut
    La Grande Marque Saumur Brut NV
    Chenin Blanc 12.5% Vol
    Sparkling > French Sparkling
    A lovely pale golden colour this is a fresh and lively Saumur with elegant fruit and a good hint of...
    £11.95 per bottle

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