Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that has its origins in the south of France. This is still very much of use there today, particularly in the Loire region; being used in both still and sparkling wines of great character.
Due to the nature of the vines (where parts ripen at different times) the grapes are selected by hand in successive passes. The high acidity levels means this grape can be produced into several different wine styles. However the most common types are sparkling and dry table wines.The less ripe grapes make a great base for sparkling wines, and the riper wines are best used for off-dry table white wines. These wines are best served chilled.