Chenin Blanc is a versatile white-wine grape variety that has been cultivated in France for nearly 1300 years. It is most commonly associated with France's Loire Valley and is known for its high acidity levels. It can be vinified in a number of different styles, including lusciously sweet, botrytis-affected dessert wines, light, honeyed sparkling wines, and full-bodied, still white wines. The grape fell out of fashion in the early 20th century but has seen renewed interest in the 1980s. In the vineyard, growers must keep Chenin Blanc's naturally high yields in check to allow for the development of its floral bouquet and concentrated flavors. Chenin Blanc is often associated with the Loire Valley, particularly the Savennieres and Vouvray regions, and also with South Africa, where it has become the most-planted variety and is known for its tropical flavors.