La Varenne

Chinon Tradition – 2012

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.

Grapes / Soils

Cabernet Franc Planted 1980 – 1995 Gravelly-sandy & sandy-limestone 26 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Throughout the year, they take great care of their vines to get the best maturity and natural lower yields.
  • The gravelly-sandy and silex soils on the plain, or the sandy-limestone hilltops provide unctuous and tender fruity wines blended for La Varenne Tradition Cuvee.
Harvest Notes
  • 30 Hectares in total.
  • Aging in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks.
  • Sustainable Agriculture Practices.
  • 20 to 35 year old vines.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Cabernet Franc grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1980 – 1995.
  • Grown on soils of Gravelly-sandy & sandy-limestone.
  • Fermented in thermo-controlled stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in thermo-regulated stainless steel tanks.
Technical Information

100% Cabernet Franc

General Info

Country France
Region Loire Valley
Appellation(s) Chinon
Proprietors Laurent & and Stéphane Gouron
Founded 1906
Winemaker Stéphane Gouron
Annual Production 5,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable