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Château la Varière


A vineyard steeped in history

Situated in the Valley of the Kings, Chateau la Varière dates back to the 15th century and used to be the breadbasket of the famous nearby Chateau de Brissac. In charge of feeding the inhabitants of Chateau de Brissac, the local farmers supplied fish on Fridays and looked after the fruit orchards, cereals and vines. Over the centuries, many strong personalities lived here, as a result it became one of the most well-known properties in Anjou. Constantly committed to obtaining the best from the vineyards and wines, the property’s successive owners allowed Chateau la Varière to become a proud symbol of the Loire Valley.

The estate’s national and international aura contributes to the fine reputation of the wines of Anjou at home and worldwide.

Dating back to the 15th century, Château La Varière is one of the most reputed estates in Anjou. Its vast vineyard covers a surface area of 150 hectares and is essentially planted with Cabernet Franc (42%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Chenin (23%). It elaborates most of the area’s AOPs: Anjou Rouge, Anjou-Villages Brissac, Anjou Blanc, Coteaux de l’Aubance, Coteaux du Layon, Bonnezeaux, and Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru. Chateau la Varière is characterized by a quest for the best wines and terroirs: great wines are made from the finest parcels. Emphasis is placed on the soil, the exposure and the climate of each plot. The estate’s numerous terroirs add a hint of complexity to the wines. Short pruning, grass cover, and low hanging fruit, count among the special features allowing the red and sweet wines to reach high levels of maturity. Blending is also one of the keys to the success of Chateau La Varière’s wines. This vineyard is recognized for its Cabernet Sauvignon planted in Anjou’s gravelly soil. The expression of this terroir is displayed by the Chevalerie and Grande Chevalerie wine brands. The estate’s national and international aura contributes to the fine reputation of the wines of Anjou at home and worldwide.

The entire vineyard has obtained level 3 High Environmental Value Certification..

Our wines


Presentation of our wines

We pay special attention to vine-growing in view of obtaining the best out of each parcel. The terroirs and the art of blending are the keys to the success of our chateau, the standard of quality of which, is recognized worldwide thanks to its great Loire Valley reds (Anjou and Anjou Villages Brissac), whites (Anjou blanc), rosés (Rosé de Loire and Cabernet d’Anjou ) and sweet wines (Bonnezeaux, Coteaux du Layon, Coteaux de l’Aubance and Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru).

A selection

meilleurs-terroirs
Chateau la Variere – Anjou Villages Brissac Vieilles Vignes - 2015
Tasting Notes

Color

Dark with deep garnet tints.

Aromas

Fragrant well ripened black and red berry notes, joined by aromas of jam, tobacco, laurel and spices.

Palate

Generous, opulent and well structured. Mineral notes, typical of the terroir.

Anjou Villages Brissac
Vieilles Vignes
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Red
Chateau la Variere – Cabernet d Anjou – Cuvee du Rossignol – SM
Tasting Notes

Color

Raspberry pink.

Aromas

Elegant slightly acidulated aromas : red currant and strawberry.

Palate

Crisp and unctuous. Dominated by notes of raspberry.

Cabernet d'Anjou
Cuvée du Rossignol
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose
Chat La Variere - Coteaux du Layon Le Savetier
Tasting Notes

Color

Pale bright gold.

Aromas

Round and silky. Evoking white fleshed fruit like pear and quince.

Palate

Rich, sweet and tasty. Perfectly well balanced.

Coteaux du Layon
Le Savetier
Chenin
White
Tasting Notes

Color

Golden yellow.

Aromas

Complex with notes of stewed or jammy fruit (pear, apricot), honey or fresh mint.

Palate

Generous, long aromatic persistence.

Bonnezeaux
Les Roches
Chenin
White
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