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Chenin Blanc is a versatile white wine grape variety known for its high acidity and aging potential. Most commonly associated with the Loire Valley, Chenin Blanc has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years; official French documents first mention Chenin Blanc as early as 845. It is only since the 1980s, however, that renewed interest has reinvigorated Chenin Blanc's position as a classic and noble grape variety.
South Africa is the largest grower and producer of Chenin Blanc. It is also the nation’s most planted wine grape. It arrived in South Africa in the mid-17th Century, and was immediately popular for its productivity and its ... more
India is a rapidly emerging wine economy in terms of both production and consumption, and has the potential to become a significant player on the world wine scene. This stems from the fact that the country has consistently experienced the highest growth in consumption in the world – around 20–30% a year between 2002 and 2010. To meet this demand, a significant quantity of wine is imported annually but India also has a mix of well-established and evolving domestic wineries.
Historically, the introduction of vines to the Indian subcontinent and the subsequent proliferation of grape growing came from Persia in 500 BC. There is no evidence that commercial viticulture existed before the 19th century, when British colonialists supported the establishment of a local source of supply. However, just as the embryonic wine industry started to take shape it suffered a devastating blow from the outbreak of ... more