Keyword: Chenin Blanc
The ancient white grape variety was the opinion of the French Pierre ampelographers Pierre Galet (B. 1921) in the French Anjou in the 9th In the 15th century and has grown Century reached in the Touraine. At the University of Udine (Dipartimento Scienze Tues Agrarie Ambientali e) in 2010 conducted DNA have shown that the variety from a cross x Red Traminer Sauvignon Blanc has emerged. Synonyms are as Anjou Blanc d'Aunis, Capbreton Blanc, Comfort, Fort Coue, Cruchinet, Cugnette, Chenin FehÃ©r, Francesco Blanc, Franche, Gamay Blanc , Gout fort Luarskoe, Pineau d'Anjou, Pineau de Briollay, Pineau de la Loire, Pineau de Savennieres, Pineau Gros Gros Pineau de Vouvray, Pineau Nantais, Plant de Breze Plant de Salces, Plant de Salles du Clair Plant de Lune, Quefort, Rajoulin, Rouchalin, Rougelin, Steen, Stein, Tete de Crabe, Vaalblaar stone and Verdurant. The late-ripening variety is very versatile and widely used in many countries worldwide. It occupies 40,000 hectares of vineyards. Especially it is suitable for sweet wines, because they are sensitive to Botrytis is (noble rot). In the Loire appellations Anjou , Saumur , Touraine and others, it is found in most wines.
Due to their strong acid, it is also used for sparkling wine production. In the New World it is also Table grape produced. After South Africa, she was the Dutch governor in 1655, Jan van Riebeeck January (1619-1677) introduced. There she is known as Steen (stone) with 30% of the vineyards, the most planted grape variety and the basis for spirits and fortified wines. In California it is used mainly for blends. Furthermore, it is common in almost all U.S. states and in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand and Uruguay. There is also a red berry variety Chenin Rouge. Chenin Noir, however, is a synonym for the red Pineau d'Aunis . The three varieties Balzac Blanc , Colombard and Meslier Saint FranÃ§ois are from a spontaneous cross with Gouais Blanc (Heunisch) emerged. The Chenin Blanc was also a partner at the intersection of two new varieties Chenel and Weldra .