Les vins des coteaux alpins \ Grape varieties
Certainly native of Anjou, Chenin is a grape variety that can also be encountered in South Africa, Australia, Argentina, Chile, the United States (California) or New Zealand.
Genetic analyzes have revealed that it is a parent with several grape varieties, such as Colombage.
In its quiet version, Chenin gives a very fruity wine with plenty of bouquet, elegant, always with good acidity, usually quite lively, nervous, which can be aged quite long.
It is generally used to produce sweet wines (see appellations Anjou, Bonnezeaux, Chinon, Coteaux d'Ancenis, Coteaux de l'Aubance, Coteaux de Saumur, Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux du Loir, Coteaux du Vendômois, Jasnières, Quarts de Chaume, Savennières, …), but also to produce many sparkling wines (see appellations Anjou, Crémant de Loire, Montlouis sur Loire, Saumur, Touraine, Vouvray,...).
Aromas of dried apricot, acacia, bitter almond, toasted almonds, pineapple, hawthorn, banana, bergamot, brioche, cocoa, chamomile, cinnamon, honeysuckle, lemon, quince, pear compote, quince jam or apricot, candied dates, citrus peel, spices, dried fig, cut hay, candied fruits, broom, wallflower, mango, mint, honey, mineral, muscat, hazelnuts, walnuts, quince grapefruit, white peach, white pear, apple, grape Corinth, licorice, rose, tea, lime, white truffle, verbena, ...