One of the world’s most planted white grape varieties, Chenin Blanc is famed in the cool climate regions of France’s Loire Valley as well as in the marine-influenced regions of South Africa. But this versatile grape also shines in the dry Texas heat of the High Plains. Leading with notes of yellow pear, fleshy sun-kissed lemon, glazed pineapple, crystalline honeycomb, and a hint of candied ginger, this wine is rich and concentrated with a broad, dry palate that finishes with a vibrant lift.
In Italy, Vermentino is grown predominately on the island of Sardinia and on the mainland in Liguria, where it is blended with Trebbiano. Vermentino is amber-yellow and a vibrant, crisp, light-bodied wine with fruity and slightly herbaceous aromas. This is the perfect white wine for Texas (especially during the summertime!) Filled with zesty citrus, almond, and crushed stone notes the balanced, refreshing wine is an easy go-to.