Chenin Blanc

COMMON SYNONYM: Chenin, Pineau de la Loire, Pineau d’Anjou, Steen
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France
SPECIES: V. vinifera
BREEDER:
PEDIGREE: 6-DNA analysis in 1999 (in Austria) suggests possible parent/progeny relationship with Sauvignon blanc; see reference 70 for parentage Sauvignon x Rot Traminer
USE: Wine
VIGOR: High
BUDBREAK: Early
HARVEST TIMING: Late
CLONES OFFERED: 04

Information from the National Grape Registry, www.ngr.ucdavis.edu

OTHER INFORMATION: A widely grown white-wine variety, made in many ways with or without residual sugar. Chenin Blanc grapes are hard, acidic and slow to mature. Used as an acidity enhancer in the United States for high sugar blends. Used to make dry and natural sweet table wines and sparkling wines.