La Varenne

Chinon Tradition – 2018

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.


88 Points

A light style, featuring firm, medium tannins that lend support to roasted plum and tobacco notes. Shows good vibrancy, with spicy mineral hints on the finish. Drink now through 2023.

Wine Spectator, November, 2019
90 Points

The intense smokiness of this wine is balanced by perfumed red fruits that come through the ripe tannins. Acidity and a light touch of structure allow the wine to keep freshness and accessibility for the short term. Drink the wine from 2020.

Wine Enthusiast, January, 2020