La Varenne

Chinon Les Pierres Blanches – 2009

Region: France - Loire

La Varenne

The Gouron family has been producing wine for five generations at their estate in Cravant-les-Côteaux just east of the village of Chinon. Laurent and Stéphane Gouron tend the 72 acre La Varenne estate which is surrounded by forests. All of their vineyards are located within the Appellation of Chinon.


90 Points

This is fleshing out now, with dark bramble, cocoa and tobacco notes melding into the core of black-berry and red currant fruit. A peppery edge bounces through the finish, revealing the chalky spin buried within.

Wine Spectator, March, 2013