This is the domaine’s ‘newest’ parcel, bought in 1976. Located near the cellar, in the south of the Chinon appellation, this is like a mini Clos de la Dioterie, on deep clay-limestone soils with colluvial topsoil. It typically shows great balance between tannins and acidity, so smooth and composed in 2020. It glides to an effortlessly elegant and long finish.
The 2019 Les Varennes du Grand Clos initially appears rather sumptuous with plenty of black fruit and violet charm of Cabernet Franc. The small percentage of new oak barrels adds a light vanilla and spiced edge. It has slightly edgy tannins giving grip and freshness on the finish, but they need time.
Young 2024 - 2036
Prices shown in bond
Ready 2023 - 2035