Garovin Vin de France Chenin Blanc



White Wine


Vin de France


Chenin Blanc

Hailing from the schist soils south of the Layon river, Garovin manages to pull off the elusive trick of making a richly textured Chenin Blanc that retains plenty of zing. Perhaps this comes from the blend of old and young vines? Maybe from the precise winemaking without any additives or the slow aging in barrels in his very cold cellar? The exact answer may never be known, but the wine is delicious with richly flavored or spiced foods that match well with the intense depths of this white wine. 

Vineyard name

La Soucherie

Soil type

Pink schist and quartz

Vine age1982 and 2012
Vineyard size0.75 ha (0.50 ha old vines)
PruningGuyot double

Fermentation in barrel with native yeasts

Elevage10 months in 225 liter barrels (1-3 years old)
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined / Unfiltered and bottled without any added SO2