The European regulation on organic farming covers not only the production and processing but also the control and packaging of organic food. A product may claim the word ‘organic’ when the rules specific to organic production defined in one of the regulations recognized by the European Community are complied with, and the operator has obtained a valid certificate for that product. To this end, each operator undertakes to be controlled at each stage of the production chain by an independent third party accredited according to the ISO 65 standard, such as ECOCERT. Our Spanish wines are certified by the regional organization CAECyL, Public Control Authority for Organic Production of Castilla y León, itself mandated by the Spanish National Accreditation Body.
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 2014 Red"
R. Parker - Wine Advocate - 91/100
"I always think of this cuvée as a mini-Hermitage sometimes not so mini and the 2014 Crozes Ermitage Les Varonniers has lots of crushed rock-like minerality and a black powder/ozone character, as well as plenty of cassis and blackcurrant fruit, beautiful concentration and ripe tannin. It’s a classic, balanced effort to drink over the coming decade, as well."
Vinous - 92/100
"Bright violet. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and dark berries, licorice pastilles, vanilla and incense and shows a bright mineral overtone. Juicy black raspberry and boysenberry flavors deepen and stretch out slowly with aeration while maintaining their energy. Shows a suave blend of richness and finesse, finishing very long, sappy and sweet; smooth tannins sneak in late."
Jancis Robinson - 16/20
""Very dark crimson. Warm and lively with salty, stone-licking impression. Pretty austere at the
moment. Drink 2018-2024"
La Revue du Vin de France - 15/20
In the Rhone Valley, or through the most beautiful regions of France and the world, the Maison M. CHAPOUTIER lets the terroir express itself.