The white grape variety (also K1) is a South African new breed between Chenin Blanc x Ugni Blanc ( Trebbiano Toscano ). The cross was made in 1974 by Christiaan Johannes Orffer (1926-2008) at the University Stellenbosch (Coastal Region). By the way, the new breed is also with the same parents Weldra emerged. Chenel was specially designed for warm climates with intense artificial irrigation and the associated necessary rot resistance. The early ripening, productive vine is resistant to Botrytis and real ones mildew, It produces acidic white wines, which are often used for distillation be used. The variety is in South Africa in the area Robertson grown. The acreage in 2010 was 79 hectares.
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012