Henry Varnay Rose Sec NV Henry Varnay Rose Sec NV Henry Varnay Rose Sec NV Download PDF

Winery Henry Varnay
VarietiesGamay / Cabernet Franc / Grenache / Pinot d’Aunis / Syrah
Farming Practicessustainable
Soilscalcareous rock soil
Trellis systemGuyot
Year Vines Were Plantedaverage 1987
Fermentationin stainless steel / Charmat method
Item NoFR551
Bottle Case12
Country France
Region Loire
Sub-region Centre-Loire
Henry Varnay Rose Sec NV

Located in Saumur on the Loire River, Henry Varnay sits between the cities of Angers and Tours. The Rosé Sec NV from Varnay is a Charmat Method sparkling wine made from a vast majority of Gamay and Cabernet Franc, the Loire’s two most prominent red grapes. The remainder of the blend, some 15-20 percent, is a combination of Grenache, Syrah and Pineau d’Aunis.

Sourced from a variety of Loire Valley vineyards, the Varnay house looks for consistency from each vintage and achieves a bright red fruit sparkler with a hint of sweetness to play off the vibrant acidity that comes from younger vineyards and early picking.

Aged in the famous ready-made wine cellars of Tuffeau, Saumur's local calcareous rock, there are approximately 8,000 cases of this lovely off-dry Rosé produced each year.