Chenin Blanc is a white grape variety that is widely planted in South Africa, where it is also known as "Steen". It is often referred to as the country's "signature grape" as it is the most widely planted grape variety in South Africa, accounting for over 18% of the total vineyard area.
Chenin Blanc can be used to produce a wide range of wine styles, from light and fruity to rich and complex. South African Chenin Blanc is known for its bright acidity, fresh fruit flavors, and subtle mineral notes. It is often aged in oak barrels, which can add depth and complexity to the wine.
Chenin Blanc is also used to produce sparkling wines in South Africa.