Château La Varière | Loire, France

Château La Varière, Bonnezeaux Les Melleresses, 2009

Château La Varière, Bonnezeaux Les Melleresses, 2009

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Château La Variere Bonnezeaux Les Melleresses has a ripe and concentrated nose, combining citrus fruits, sweet spices and tropical fruits. Similarly concentrated on the palate, both rich and harmonious. Despite its weightiness and oily texture, it is initially restrained due to its youth, showing candied peel, dried apricot and quince with its sweetness countered by a disarmingly fresh level of acidity. Delicious now, but with plenty more enjoyment to come.

Shortly after taking over at Château La Varière, Jacques Beaujeau bought a parcel of vines in Bonnezeaux about 10 kilometres south of Brissac. His Les Melleresses vineyard is wonderfully sited in relation to the River Layon for the early and extensive development of noble rot. Varière's parcel of Bonnezeaux is at the western end of the appellation, on steep, south facing slopes just above the distillery of the small town of Thouarcé.

Gold Medal Winner, Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 (2014 Vintage)

  • ❖ ABV: 11.5%


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Château La Varière

Winemaking at Château La Varière dates back to the 15th century. Situated besides the village of Brissac-Quincé in Anjou, it was originally built as a seigneury in the Middle Ages. The estate was purchased by the Beaujeau family in 1850 and, seven generations later, Jacques Beaujeau is at its helm. Today Château La Varière’s 110 hectares of vineyards encompass most of the appellations of the Anjou region.

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