Chenin Blanc grapes make beautiful wines. But in America this varietal is sadly underrated and under-appreciated. It was very popular back in the 70's but then faded away behind Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. I think that is on the verge of changing as more and more people are looking for new wine experiences.
The most popular Chenin Blancs are from the Loire Valley in France, scores of wine makers produce it in Australia. But South Africa is where Chenin Blanc really shines. Here are two we really enjoyed with a South African dinner I made.
The evening started with some hot South African Pop and Indie music, compliments of the Hype Machine a very hip new music straming site. Just search African when you get there.
The South African Cape is an abundantly green region that has much to explore.