Grape Varietal Blog- Chenin Blanc Chenin Blanc is one of those special grape varieties that every wine connoisseur should become familiar with. It can be found almost anywhere in the world. It is mostly produced to create white wine. But with the right care and technique, Chenin Blanc has to ability to come in many different forms. This varietal can be traced back to the mid 9th century in the Anjou region of France. For many years it remained in this area. But with time, Chenin Blanc was taken out of France and to other parts of the world.
Chenin Blanc looks like any other grape that we would see on a vine. It grows in a tight but large bundle of grapes. It usually grows in a large cone shaped structure. Its color is a very light, almost yellow in appearance, green. Usually the grapes grow in the size and shape, but not the texture, of a marble. The texture of Chenin Blanc does slightly range from location to location. But Chenin Blanc around does come with a oily texture. This natural oil is actually really good for the grape. The oil makes the grape very strong against abuse. This is why Chenin Blanc can be found in many locations around the world. I like this a lot about Chenin Blanc because it means it is not going to be expensive to buy a bottle of some of this wine. Also since Chenin Blanc is so strong there is less of a chance that it can be harmed by some forms of fungi. Even though bugs will occasionally