Chenin Blanc Wines

Chenin Blanc Wines

Chenin Blanc Wines

Chenin Blanc is a grape varietal originating from the Loire Valley in France, where it first came to prominence as an excellent white wine centerpiece. Since its appearance, it has become a staple white wine varietal in many New World regions, especially South Africa and Australia. Similarities can be drawn between this magnificent grape and Tempranillo in terms of how they enhance the natural flavor of the terroir and draw a lot of identity from the region that produced them. However, poorly nurtured and neglected Chenin Blanc can end up feeling very bland and lifeless, and these wines end up functioning as landmines on your proverbial path towards discovering great whites.

If the soil contains a lot of clay, and the conditions are good, the resulting wine is beautifully enriched by noble rot and perfect for desserts, once it has enough time to mature and evolve. Meanwhile, more sandy soil compositions create a lighter sort of wine, one that lends itself to faster drinking as it needs less time to properly mature. Flavor-wise, you can expect to detect notes of honey, various aromatic flowers, peaches, and a very unique, minerally baseline that grounds the whole composition and gives it structure.

If you’re looking to explore some beautiful Chenin Blanc wines, we recommend starting with the Loire Valley. If you prefer something sweeter, look for New World blends like the Alheit Magnetic North Chenin Blanc. Whichever one you choose, you will have a cultural experience like no other, as the grape introduces you to subtleties and nuances of its region — a must-have for white wine aficionados.
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  1. 1990 Francois Pinon Vouvray Goutte d'Or Loire (Other) 750 ml
    1990 Francois Pinon Vouvray Goutte d'Or - 750 ml
    97
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    (Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or”- Domaine François Pinon) I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvr..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $119.00
  2. 2015 Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut Non Dose Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2015 Francois Pinon Vouvray Brut Non Dose - 750 ml
    95
    VM
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    From 45-year-old vines and aged 3 years on the lees. Earth, smoke, pepper and lime zest on the nose. Piercing and angula..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $27.95
  3. 2015 Damien Laureau Savennieres le Bel Ouvrage Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2015 Damien Laureau Savennieres le Bel Ouvrage - 750 ml
    96
    DEC
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    Intense and focused, mainly from schistous soils, giving the wine a dart-like precision. Fermented and aged in barrel (1..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $46.99
  4. 2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc - 750 ml
    94
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    (Saumur Blanc “Arcane”- Château de Fosse-Séche) The 2016 Saumur Blanc “Arcane” from..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $27.95
  5. 2016 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie - 750 ml
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    The 2016 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie opens with a very clear, deep and flinty/herbal bouquet of ripe c..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $67.95
  6. 2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir - 750 ml
    94
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    A silky, mineral-driven version, featuring wet stone and sel gris notes that stand firm from start to finish, underscori..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $27.99
  7. 2018 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Premier Trie Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2018 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux Premier Trie - 750 ml
    97
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    (Vouvray “Clos du Bourg” Moelleux Première Trie- Domaine Huët) The Clos du Bourg Première..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $59.99
  8. 2019 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2019 Huet Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec - 750 ml
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    The 2019 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Sec offers a deep, rich yet pure and refined, intensely aromatic, darker-toned nose with ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $42.99
  9. 2019 Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc Argentina White 750 ml
    2019 Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc - 750 ml
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    The 2019 JI JI JI Chenin Blanc is very different from previous vintages. To start with, the grapes come from their own v..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $14.99
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