Chenin blanc is a grape which is very popular in India and grows in Nashik too. Brands like Reveilo and Grover are doing a great job with the grape and the Indian consumer is loving it. Chenin blanc is a grape which is naturally high in acidity and can be made in zero sugar to very sweet style of wines and also sparkling. The flavours range from floral to apples to tropical like pineapple.
Chenin Blanc Wine regions:
The classic wine regions for chenin is the Loire valley in France comprising villages like Anjou, Vouvray, Saumur and Touraine making varied styles of the grape. Outside of France, South Africa has made a mark for their easy drinking , no fuss, tropical chenin blancs just like India.
Chenin Blanc and food pairing:
Most Chenins in India come with some hint of sugar in the wine and mouth watering acidity making it a great accompaniment to mildly spice food, Indian too. The ones in India are easy drinking wine and all it needs is a bowl of classic salted wafers.
Brands of Chenin Blanc in the Indian Market (Mumbai pricing)
Cape Elephant Rs 1500
Cape Zebra Rs 1650
Cape Dreams Rs 1965
MAN Family, REE RUN STEEN Rs 1995
Stonecross Rs 2160
Dry Creek Sonoma Rs 2945