What are the climates Chenin Blanc grows well in?
Chenin Blanc is naturally high or low in acidity?
High in acidity
Chenin Blanc is _____ to Botrytis/noble rot.
What is South Africa’s most planted white grape?
What is the overall climate of South Africa?
Overall climate is warm, though regions on the south coast can run cool.
Why does Chenin Blanc perform so well in South Africa?
It is able to retain its acidity despite the warm climate.
South African Chenin Blancs are usually oaked or unoaked?
Describe a typical Chenin Blanc from South Africa.
- Medium bodied
- Lightly oaked
Chenin Blanc in its youth shows flavors of _____; as it ages it takes on more _____ flavors.
Youth –> citrus, apple
Ages –> tropical, stone fruit
Which AOC in the Loire Valley is known to be a classic appellation for Chenin Blanc?
What is the only white grape varietal allowed in Vouvray AOC?
List the styles and sweetness levels permitted in Vouvray AOC.
Chenin Blanc is extremely versatile.
Describe the flavor differences between a dry Vouvray and a sweet Vouvray.
Dry Vouvray = fresh apple and crunchy pear flavors.
Sweet Vouvray = extra-ripe tropical and stone fruit flavors, usually Botrytis-affected, too.
What is the labeling term used in Vouvray to denote an off-dry or medium style?
Chenin Blanc from Vouvray is usually oaked or unoaked?
What are some of the flavors Chenin Blanc can express as it ages?
- Dried fruit
Vouvray is or is not age worthy?
Vouvray is age worthy.