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1
Q

What are the climates Chenin Blanc grows well in?

A
  • Cool
  • Moderate
  • Warm
2
Q

Chenin Blanc is naturally high or low in acidity?

A

High in acidity

3
Q

Chenin Blanc is _____ to Botrytis/noble rot.

A

susceptible

4
Q

What is South Africa’s most planted white grape?

A

Chenin Blanc

5
Q

What is the overall climate of South Africa?

A

Overall climate is warm, though regions on the south coast can run cool.

6
Q

Why does Chenin Blanc perform so well in South Africa?

A

It is able to retain its acidity despite the warm climate.

7
Q

South African Chenin Blancs are usually oaked or unoaked?

A

Oaked

8
Q

Describe a typical Chenin Blanc from South Africa.

A
  • Dry
  • Medium bodied
  • Fruity
  • Lightly oaked
9
Q

Chenin Blanc in its youth shows flavors of _____; as it ages it takes on more _____ flavors.

A

Youth –> citrus, apple

Ages –> tropical, stone fruit

10
Q

Which AOC in the Loire Valley is known to be a classic appellation for Chenin Blanc?

A

Vouvray AOC

11
Q

What is the only white grape varietal allowed in Vouvray AOC?

A

Chenin Blanc

12
Q

List the styles and sweetness levels permitted in Vouvray AOC.

A
  • Still
  • Sparkling
  • Dry
  • Off-dry
  • Medium
  • Sweet

Chenin Blanc is extremely versatile.

13
Q

Describe the flavor differences between a dry Vouvray and a sweet Vouvray.

A

Dry Vouvray = fresh apple and crunchy pear flavors.

Sweet Vouvray = extra-ripe tropical and stone fruit flavors, usually Botrytis-affected, too.

14
Q

What is the labeling term used in Vouvray to denote an off-dry or medium style?

A

Demi-sec

15
Q

Chenin Blanc from Vouvray is usually oaked or unoaked?

A

Unoaked

16
Q

What are some of the flavors Chenin Blanc can express as it ages?

A
  • Honey
  • Dried fruit
  • Marzipan
17
Q

Vouvray is or is not age worthy?

A

Vouvray is age worthy.