Chenin Blanc is a versatile white wine grape most commonly associated with France’s Loire Valley, but growing in popularity in other winemaking regions in the world as well. Nowadays it is synonymous with South Africa where it is the most widely planted grape variety. The Chenin Blanc grape typically buds early and ripens late, making frost a risk in cooler parts of the world where it is grown. South Africa’s climate is well suited to Chenin Blanc where it is recognized for its versatility to make different styles of wine.
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