One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A variety of white grape grown in South Africa.
- ‘It needed to concentrate on more popular white varietals such as Chardonnay and, especially, Sauvignon Blanc rather than the insipid steen (Chenin Blanc).’
- 1.1 The wine made from the steen grape.
- 1.2 A blended semi-sweet white wine, typically containing steen grapes.
South African Dutch, elliptically from steendruiven, literally ‘stone grapes’.
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