Varenne de Chanzé 2021
Varenne de Chanzé 2021
Varenne de Chanzé 2021
Varenne de Chanzé 2021

Varenne de Chanzé 2021

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Varenne de Chanzé is a small plot of Chenin Blanc next to Clos des Mailles. If the Clos des Mailles is on the crest of the hillside and the start of the northern slope which looks towards Faye d'Anjou, the Varenne de Chanzé is on the other side of the path and plunges down the steeper southern slope which looks at the Layon. The soil changes with a base of schist, a small presence of spilite, volcanic rock which seems to give a nice tension and vigor to the wine which is retained through the use of sandstone amphora in the winemaking process.

Domaine Pierre Menard by Pierre Menard in Loire Valley, France


Pierre Menard makes some of the most impressive Chenin Blanc wines in Faye d'Anjou in the Loire Valley of France. He grew up in a winemaking family and his parents own several hectares of land within the Côteaux du Layon, where they farm Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes to sell to local cooperatives. Some of these vines are hundred-over years old. Within these plots of land, Pierre has isolated a few plots and started to create his own wines.

Pierre masterful creates several types of Chenin Blanc from each plot, in which he showcases the differences in the ages of the vines, soil types and location of the plots.
The grapes are harvested manually and the winemaking is low intervention, no new oak, barrels range from 1-3 years, and a slow cold fermentation that often lasts until the spring adds layers of complexity and depth.

Even though Pierre Menard has only been making wine for a few years, his wines are highly sought after and we are grateful to be working together!

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All our natural wines come in 750ml unless otherwise stated.

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