A variety that acquired its name from Mont-Chenin in the Touraine district
around the fifteenth century, but can be traced back to Anjou, around 845
AD. The grape has a good acidity level, thin skin and a high natural sugar
content, making it very suitable for either sparkling or sweet wines, although
some dry wines, notably Savennieres, are made from it.
Synonyms: Blanc d Anjou, Pineau blanche de Loire, Pineau de la Loire, Pinot de la Loire, Steen White pinot