Also known as Steen, South Africa’s most widely planted grape produces a range of differing styles of wine that fall under the label Chenin Blanc. In some ways, this is both a blessing and a curse. A blessing for those who like to explore different tastes, flavours and styles; a curse because many consumers tend to prefer wines they can ‘box’ into a specific flavour profile. But it’s also a variety on the up and up… wines are full-flavoured, fresh and fruity with notes of peach, tropical fruit, melon and more. Chenin Blanc can also enjoy a certain amount of wood, and this has opened up a whole new category of richer, wooded styles with hints of vanilla, marzipan and smoke.