A white grape common in the Loire Valley of France."He talked with more claret than clarity." Susan Ertz (1894 - 1985), English (American-born) short story writer and novelist."I feast on wine and bread, and feasts they are." Michelangelo (1475-1564), Renaissance sculptor, architect, painter, and poet."Hide our ignorance as we will, an evening of wine soon reveals it." Heraclitus of Ephesus (ca. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher.
(SHEN-in BLAHNK): A versatile, noble, French white wine grape used to make the famous dry, slightly sweet whites of the Loire Valley. Can be found in California and other regions too, and is somewhat variable, although pleasant honey overtones along with cantaloupe and honeydew melon flavours and light muskiness are common.