Something to Wine About: The 2022 Paumanok Chenin Blanc

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Something to Wine About: The 2022 Paumanok Chenin Blanc

Chenin blanc is a varietal not often thought of here in the United States as a white wine selection. But there is a chenin blanc produced right here on Long Island and it is phenomenal: The 2022 Paumanok Chenin Blanc.

Chenin blanc is most often thought of in French wine, specifically Vouvray. The Vouvray appellation is located in the Loire Valley region in Touraine, France. Wines in the Vouvray region made from chenin blanc grapes can range from quite sweet to dry and are crafted in both still and sparkling varieties. 

While the 2022 Chenin Blanc from Paumanok is labeled dry, it might be found to be slightly off dry depending on one’s palate. And though the screw top does make this wine fast to come to mind for picnics, barbeques, and outdoor dining, don’t let the easy opening top fool you.

This is an elegant wine that can and should also be enjoyed with sophisticated summer fare. It pairs beautifully with seafood, especially shellfish, fruits, and salads. It is stainless steel fermented and is refreshingly clean and crisp with wonderful balanced acidity. It has lovely notes of lemon, pineapple, honeysuckle, and melon.  

The 2022 Paumanok Chenin Blanc has 11% alcohol and retails for $32.