Chenin Blanc Wine speaks to explain Chenin Blanc wine, what is Chenin Blanc wine manufacture and history of such.
Chenin Blanc is white wine made from the Chenin blanc grape which is grown only the Vouvray region of France.
This region is responsible for approximately a million cases of wine per year and this wine is made in stainless steel containers and does not obtain flavours by aging in wood barrels. The wine is bottled immediately after and is in fact aged in the bottle.
The wine may be either semi-sparkling or full sparkling and are recognized by the high acidity of the grape and high sugar content. The wines taste of honey, nuts, ginger, fig, apples and some white flowers.
The wine is made in four distinct levels of sweetness Sec, Demi-Sec, Moelleux and Doux.
Sec The driest level with 0-0.4% (less than 4 grams per liter) residual sugar
Demi-Sec An "off dry" style with between 0.4-1.2% (4 to 12 grams per liter) of residual sugar.
Moelleux A sweet, often botrytized style with 1.2-4.5% (12 to 45 grams per liter) of residual sugar.
Doux The sweetest style with more 4.5% (45 grams per liter) of residual sugar.
Most of these wines are ready to drink within 4 to 5 years but some may be aged 15 to 20 years.
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