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

Examples of chenin blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The chenin blanc hails from Clarksburg, in the delta region near Sacramento. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 Our other wines feature a reliable value in chenin blanc from a pioneering California winery and an outstanding pinot noir from New Zealand. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 7 July 2022 According to Morris, Hope Well is a leader in the regenerative-farming movement, making this chenin blanc a sustainable pick, too. Heather Adams, Outside Online, 9 June 2022 Well Chenin Blanc Created by winemaker Mimi Casteel at Hope Well in Willamette Valley, Oregon, this chenin blanc is a total treat. Heather Adams, Outside Online, 9 June 2022 This is pure alchemy, as Day turns chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and chenin blanc from the Applegate and Willamette Valleys into something far better than the individual parts. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 18 Apr. 2022 Three delicious kosher wines highlight our list this week: A rosé moscato from Italy offers sweetness and fizz, while a bordeaux blend and a chenin blanc from South Africa bring classic flavors to the holiday table. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 Babylonstoren Chenin Blanc, 2019, South Africa: Made with 100% chenin blanc, this juicy and mouth-watering white has a nice textural feel and ripe layers of pineapple and melon. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 This wine is representative of a lot of South African chenin blanc: fresh and lively, with flavors of Granny Smith apples and apricots, and eminently affordable. Washington Post, 31 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Chenin blanc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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