chenin blanc

noun, often capitalized C&B
che·​nin blanc | \ ˈshe-nən-ˈbläŋk How to pronounce chenin blanc (audio) , shə-naⁿ-ˈbläⁿ \

Definition of chenin blanc

: any of various white wines ranging from dry to sweet made from a grape originally grown in the Loire valley

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Recent Examples on the Web Tried-and-true combos abounded — roast chicken with Burgundy, with Beaujolais, with Oregon pinot noir, with Côtes-du-Rhônes, with Northern Rhône syrah and with chenin blanc wines from the Loire Valley. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "In Pairing Wine and Food, Experience Is the Best Teacher," 23 Apr. 2020 And the minibar is stocked with a somewhat predictable, if welcome mix of healthy-ish and artisanal products (bags of Himalayan pink salt popcorn made with organic coconut oil and artfully illustrated cans of Lubanzi, a South African chenin blanc). Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "Urban Cowboy Lodge: First In," 25 Feb. 2020 The late-harvest chenin blanc, which our guide said was very popular, was like sipping sugar-sweetened honey. Vindu Goel, New York Times, "India’s Wine Country: A Charming Work in Progress," 2 Mar. 2020 Aguila Brut Rosé Cremant de Limoux, France, $15 Here’s a fun pink bubbly from southern France, an unconventional blend of chardonnay, chenin blanc and pinot noir. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Two Rhone reds showcase a terrific vintage at under $20 apiece," 8 Nov. 2019 In addition, an off-dry rose or California chenin blanc can also make a surprisingly delightful match. Anchorage Daily News, "Seriously Simple: A holiday taste in a bite," 26 Nov. 2019 What if chenin blanc from California could be more than a cheap component for inexpensive blended wines? Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Malbecs From Argentina Fight the Stereotypes," 7 Nov. 2019 Reyneke Vinehugger White 2018 Western Cape, South Africa, $20 This wine is made from organically grown chenin blanc, and is another example of how South Africa does wonders with this grape. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "This $12 cabernet franc is one of the best bargains so far this year," 20 Sep. 2019 The wine is 60 percent chenin blanc, with the rest chardonnay and muscat. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Judging a wine by its label? It’s not as straightforward — or silly — as you might think.," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of chenin blanc

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chenin blanc

French, literally, white Chenin (a grape variety)

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The first known use of chenin blanc was in 1913

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14 Jun 2020

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“Chenin blanc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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