Welcome

 
Régine, René-Noël & Clotilde Legrand, winemakers at Varrains,
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welcome you to their website.
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Appellations d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) :
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Saumur-Champigny, Saumur Blanc & Coteaux de Saumur.
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aWines from the Loire Valley
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They would like to invite you visit their vineyard and taste their wines...

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... Family-owned estate passed from generation to generation since the 17th century.
In 1977, René-Noël took over from his father Fernand, a famous winemaker.
In 2013, Clotilde, daughter of René-Noël and Régine, takes over in association with her parents.
In the centre of the vineyard of Saumur-Champigny, René-Noël et Clotilde Legrand farm 15 hectares of cabernet franc on one of the greatest argilo-calcareous lands of the appellation. 

René-Noël and Clotilde produce 4 cuvées of Saumur-Champigny :
- The Lizières, cuvée "primeur" with its fruitiness, is characterised by its delicacy and its lightness.
- The Terrages, richer cuvée, the structure is round and supple, built around silky tannins.
- The Chaintrée, traditional cuvée for laying-down, with rounded tannins and an ageing in old barrels.
- The Rogelins, cuvée for laying-down par excellence, with an ageing in new barrels for a partand whose delicacy evolves as the wine ages.

 
"René-Noël Legrand est un artiste en vins qui restitue chaque année le caractère du millésime marqué par le climat. Il vinifie des saumur-champigny complexes et distingués, tout en dentelle."
(Guide Hachette des vins 2001)

"Une exploitation traditionnelle qui consolide, génération après génération, une solide réputation de qualité. René-Noël Legrand est un amateur avisé de géologie."
(Guide Hachette des vins 1997)