Region : The Anjou wine area, which is South of the Loire, near Angers, is characterized by the diversity of its soils and its controlled protected appellations (AOP). It lies at the junction between the sedimentary Parisian basin (former geological sea) characterized by white and crumbly rocks, and the Armorican massif containing black and hard rock.
AOP : Anjou
Grape Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Domain : Château la Varière (110ha)
Type of Soil : The Cabernet sauvignon vines of the ”Chevalerie” are planted on gravelly soil, with a sub-layer of soil that contains a bit of schist.
Density of Planting : 5000 vines/ha
Age of Vines : 25-30 years
Yield : 30 > 35 hl / ha
Features : 13% >14% alcohol, less than 2 g/L of residual sugar. Contains SO2
Cultural method : The spaces in between the rows of vines are covered with grass. Use of treatements is well-planned and reduced to a minimum with the aim of preserving the quality of the grapes. Mechanical harvest.
Winemaking : Matured in barrels. Bottled without being filtered.
The Colour : Deep garnet red, nearly black.
The Smell : Very expressive with grilled aromas, dominated by black berries (blackberries and blackcurrants).
The Taste : The taste reveals a very impressive structure. The presence on the palate is velvety. Dominated by black berries that fade with a hint of roasted berries.
Serving Suggestions : A very high quality wine that will accompany meat or game dishes in sauce perfectly, as well as soft cheeses. Serve at 15-16 °C.
Aging Capacity : This wine can be kept for 10 to 15 years.