Pierre Ménard

Varenne de Chanzé 2020

A truly tropical Chenin Blanc! Think Mango Soleros on a hot day – tangy, fruity and a little bit creamy. We also get a bit of quince and baked apple pie filling from it – the kind of wine you just want to keep swirling and sniffing all day to see what else you can uncover.

The Facts:

Farming: Organic

Region: Loire, France

Vintage: 2020

Grapes: Chenin Blanc

Colour: White

ABV: 13.5%

Size: 75 cL



Pierre Ménard

After studying wine in the Agronomic school of Angers, Pierre traveled the world to learn about the different processes and made wine in Canada, New Zealand and Hungary.

Only in his late twenties, Pierre started to produce wine in the Layon in 2013, using a 100-year-old Chenin Blanc vineyard planted on schist called “Le Quart des Noëls”. The plot used to belong to his parents who withdrew some of the vines from the cooperative contract. A year later, Pierre added up two new plots ...

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