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. 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 angular on the palate at first, with complex flavors of lime, tangerine, spice and herb, and a creamy midpalate that glides to..." 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
    Availability: In Stock
    Intense and focused, mainly from schistous soils, giving the wine a dart-like precision. Fermented and aged in barrel (10% new), yet there’s no sense of oakiness nor creamy overtones. Yields of 28hl/ha; concentration of quince and cit..." 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
    JG
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    (Saumur Blanc “Arcane”- Château de Fosse-Séche) The 2016 Saumur Blanc “Arcane” from Château de Fosse-Séche is an outstanding wine by any measure, with the complex and very precise bouquet of..." 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
    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
  6. 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. A bit taut now, but shows incredible precision, depth and complexity, whic..." 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
    JG
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    (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
  8. 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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    The 2019 JI JI JI Chenin Blanc is very different from previous vintages. To start with, the grapes come from their own vineyard planted in 2015 in Gualtallary. The wine has achieved 12.5% alcohol, and the acidity is limited to a moderate 6...." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $14.99
  9. N/V Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) Italy (Other) 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) - 750 ml
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    The Bordeaux glass is the perfect match with muscular, complex red wines that have a high tannin level. This massive glass lives up to the full-bodied wines you will be serving.

    Made of over 24% lead crystal.

    Height: 8 7..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $43.90
  10. N/V Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) Italy (Other) 750 ml
    Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) - 750 ml
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    Highlighting the bouquet of the Champagne, this luxurious flute preserves the bubbles and brings out the aromas of the exquisite Champagne you will be serving.

    Made of over 24% lead crystal.

    Height: 8 5/8 in. / Capacity: ..." Learn More
    - 750 ml
    $42.50
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