La Varenne

Chinon Tradition – 2014

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

Very lively, with savory, olive and bay notes out front, followed quickly by a solid core of crushed black cherry and black currant fruit. The brambly feel through the finish mellows quickly, leaving a lingering smoke accent. Drink now through 2022.

Wine Spectator, September, 2016