How well do you know Chenin Blanc ?

The world of wine is vibrant, constantly changing and ever so interesting. Everyday wine enthusiasts can learn & share their new experiences with good food & friends. So the following ‘Wine Quiz’ is a little bit of fun and learning for all - and for those a little more competitive a personal test of your wine knowledge.

● So you think you know the home of Chenin Blanc ?
● Or - You think you know the different styles of Chenin Blanc ?

Take this short Chenin Blanc Quiz & find out.

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Chenin Blanc has a long history, thought to have originated in the Anjou wine region of the Loire Valley in France as long ago as the…?

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How do you spell one of the worlds most renowned and respected wine regions within the greater Loire Valley in France - that crafts quality Chenin Blanc wines & starts with the letter ‘V’?

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Which of the following Loire Valley landmarks is responsible for the name change in the 15th century of Chenin Blanc - from the name Chenere which it is thought to have been called?

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Chenin Blanc as a wine varietal, is extremely versatile - able to make dry, bright white wines, lightly oak-aged and sweet styles, plus vibrant sparkling wines. Which of the following is its typical character in the vineyard?

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Chenin Blanc has left France and travelled to many countries, with a key area being South Africa. Many believe Jan Van Riebeeck, took grape vines from France & first planted them at his home vineyard in South Africa when?

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Chenin Blanc can produce many different styles of wine - depending upon where and how it is grown and when it is harvested, fermented & aged. Which of the following are the flavours found in Chenin Blanc wines?

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Which of the following countries in currently the largest producer of Chenin Blanc wine?

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Which of the following countries is trying to master the unique nature of Chenin Blanc - and produce both vibrant single varietal and blended white wines with Chenin Blanc?

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The Loire Valley is one of 8 approved AOP regions in France to produce Crémant - a dry, sparkling wine made from a variety of grapes to make Crémant de Loire, with Chenin Blanc the main component. Which of the following is the technique, process used to make Crémant de Loire?

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In South Africa - Chenin Blanc the wine grape is known locally by which of the following names?

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When pairing cuisine with a classic off-dry, vibrant refreshing style Chenin Blanc, from anywhere in the world. Which of the following dishes, styles of cuisine would pair well?

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Which of the following wineries is known for its quality expression of Chenin Blanc crafted in Gisborne - New Zealand?

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