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Les Varennes du Grand Clos

Les Varennes du Grand Clos 2010

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Bettane Desseauve 2015 - Note : 17/20


"Une vinification soignée ainsi qu'un élevage de douze mois sous bois ont donné naissance à ce fringant Chinon à la robe tirant sur le noir et au nez de fruits rouges compotés agrémenté de notes épicées et boisées. En bouche, richesse et structure sont au rendez-vous : le fruit s'exprime librement et les tanins sont solides. En final une belle fraicheur fini de convaincre."

Guide Hachette des vins 2015 : Coup de Coeur, 2 etoiles

 

"Assez intense , solidement sanglé par son élevage de qualité Les Varennes du Grand CLos devra vieillir."

Guide RVF 2015 - Note 16.5/20

Chinon Red

Vintage 2013
Inc VAT Price
€32.00
€66.00
€192.00
Quantity :

> Other Vintage(s) : 2004 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2008 | 2012

Description

Les Varennes du Gand Clos is situated at the foot of the gravelly terrace formed, in part, by the erosion of the limestone slope.

This very particular silico-clay and silico-calcareous terroir lies on the left bank of the Vienne, in Sazilly.

The 4.5 ha (10.8 acres) of vines planted between 1962 and 1976, offer long keeping wines on dark fruit and spicy aromas.

 

"Nuanced garnet and blackcurrant colour in the glass. The nose is spicy and entirely elegant. It has a velvety structure that is deep with notes of lightly stewed black fruits.

This northeasterly exposed terroir offers a beautifully homogenous wine, that is powerful, meaty and supported by fine tannins. Its oak aging in the cellar will soon be finished." March 2013.

Tasting advice
For long term cellaring until 2019-2024.
Grape Variety
Cabernet franc
Soil
Argilo-calcareous
Ageing
20 months included 12 in oak barrels
Alcohol Content
12°
Surface
4 ha
Age of the Vines
40 years old

Charles Joguet