Wines said to come from « organically grown grapes» can use the French « AB » (organic farming) logo. This means that we comply with “Organic Farming” specifications. The French « AB » logo comes from the French Agricultural Ministry.
ECOCERT is an organic inspection and a certification organism founded in 1991 by agronomists for sustainable development, which aims to offer recognition to those who engage in this type of production. The ECOCERT’s principal activity consists in an inspection, in the field, of the respects of a standard’s demands (regulation, standard or specification). Then, ECOCERT issues a document which certifies the compliance of the products, systems or services with the standard. ECOCERT principally certifies food and food products but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes and textiles.
BIODYNAMICS WORKS FOR: feed the earth and men, respect the living, the rhythms and the terroir, strengthen soil life and plant health, create balanced farm property. Demeter is a reference to the Greek Goddess of grain and fertility. The Demeter certification program was established in 1928, and as such was the first ecological label for organically produced foods. Demeter products have a double certification: they are controlled and certified organic according to the European specifications and according to the Demeter specifications. Demeter biodynamic certification is used in over 50 countries, it guarantees the respect of the biodynamic principles on farm property and during the transformation of the products.
Ratings "Les Varonniers 2007 Red"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - (90-92) /100
"The 2007 Crozes-Hermitage Les Varonnieres is a lighter effort displaying an attractive deep ruby/purple hue as well as outstanding concentration and purity, but not quite the weight and nuances of the 2006. More flattering and upfront stylistically, it should drink well for 15 years"
Vinous - 91/100
"Deep, vivid red. Smoky raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of violet and rose. Bright red fruit flavors are given depth by suggestions of olive and licorice, with bracing minerality adding focus. Finishes lively and precise, with the red fruit and floral notes repeating. There'd be no crime in drinking this now."
La Revue du Vin de France - 15,5/20
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.