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
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or”- Domaine François Pinon) I had never previously tasted the 1990 Vouvray “la Goutte d’Or” from Domaine François Pinon and this has to be one of my absolutely favorit..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $119.00
  2. 2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Chateau De Fosse-Seche Arcane Saumur Blanc - 750 ml
    94
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    The 2016 Saumur Blanc “Arcane” from Cha^teau de Fosse-Se´che is an outstanding wine by any measure, with the complex and very precise bouquet offering up scents of sweet quince, a bit of apple, chalky soil tones, dried flo..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $27.95
  3. 2016 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2016 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Premier Trie - 750 ml
    97
    RP
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    The 2016 Vouvray Le Mont Moelleux Première Trie opens with a very clear, deep and flinty/herbal bouquet of ripe concentrated stone fruits intermixed with chalky/smoky aromas, very complex and truly exciting! Light, fresh and tensione..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $67.95
  4. 2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2017 Francois Pinon Vouvray Silex Noir - 750 ml
    94
    WS
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    A silky, mineral-driven version, featuring wet stone and sel gris notes that stand firm from start to finish, underscoring lemon zest, green plum and quince flavors... shows incredible precision, depth and complexity, which should all shine..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $27.99
  5. 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
    JG
    Availability: In Stock
    (Vouvray “Clos du Bourg” Moelleux Première Trie- Domaine Huët) The Clos du Bourg Première Trie from Domaine Huët in 2018 is probably the finest of these three bottlings, but like the Le Mont, it is not th..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $59.99
  6. 2018 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec Loire (Other) 750 ml
    2018 Huet Vouvray Le Mont Demi-Sec - 750 ml
    95
    WS
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    This elegant white shows pedigree, featuring wonderful harmony and great complexity, with persimmon and quince flavors, while cardamom, coriander and star anise notes glide along the edges. The acidity gives this power, providing balance, b..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $39.99
  7. 2019 Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc Argentina White 750 ml
    2019 Gen del Alma JiJiJi Chenin Blanc - 750 ml
    92
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    ...he wine has a bright golden color, a varietal nose with good ripeness and still the electric and vibrant palate that has always been the trademark of this wine. It feels like the teenager has matured and is now a full-grown adult...
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    - 750 ml
    $14.99
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