Named after Mont Chenin at Cormery Touraine, it makes very fruity wine with a wide bouquet.
Colour: golden yellow berries
Frequency: Fairly-well planted planted around the world.
Synonym(s): Pineau de Loire, Pineau d’Anjou, Steen (South Africa)
Origin: Anjou (France) since 845 AD
Maturity: Second period
Sensitivity to diseases: more or less sensitive to grey rot (disease caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea which, if not controlled, can destroy berries), powdery mildew (disease caused by the fungus Podosphaera nector which makes the leaves dry and fall off), diseases of the wood and grape moth larvae.
Area(s) Cultivated: France →Loire Valley, Anjou, Touraine, Languedoc
South Africa, California, Argentina, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Canada.
Where (map): France, South Africa, California, Argentina, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Canada.
Type of Wines Profile(s) – Depending the type of soil and the harvest’s time, these white wines can be dry, off dry, half, sweet or sparkling.
Facts and tips:
In Australia Chenin is often misnamed as the Sémillon.