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Chenin Blanc

Pronunciation: [SHEN-ihn BLAHN]

Categories: Wine

Grown in California and France's Loire Valley, the Chenin Blanc grape makes intense, spicy, slightly sweet wine. Chenin Blancs have a strong acidity that modulates the sweetness and promotes good aging. This well-balanced grape is responsible for France's famed Vouvray, Coteaux du Layon and Saumur. It's also used to produce several of California's sparkling wines.