Chenin Blanc is a white grape that is commonly grown in
the Loire Valley of France
(Vouvray), South Africa and California in the United States. It makes white wines that
are fragrant and high in acid. Chenin Blanc can make wines that range
in style from dry to very sweet depending on decisions made by
the winemaker. Because of the high acidity in wines made from
Chenin Blanc, they tend to age very well. In Saumur, Chenin Blanc
is used to make sparkling wines of notable quality.