THE GRAPE
Chenin Blanc
Chenin Blanc has been known since the ninth century in Anjou. It originates from Glanfeuil Abbey, on the left bank of the Loire. In 1445 it emigrated a few miles upstream, thanks to the lord of Chenonceaux and his brother, the abbot of Cormery, in Mont-Chenin (Which gave it its name), south of Touraine where Vouvray and Montlouis wines are produced today. It has many other names including Pineau de la Loire and sometimes Pineau d’Anjou, which are the most common.
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