Christian Venier

"Le Clos des Carteries" Cheverny Rouge 2020

Christian Venier is a “winemaker’s winemaker,” committed to precision, natural winemaking, and respect for the land. His dedication shows in this beautifully aromatic blend of 70% Gamay and 30% Pinot Noir is the perfect combination of modern and classic. Medium-bodied, the wine is organic, bright, and earthy, with lush red fruits and purple flowers buoyed by mouthwatering freshness. This wine is an excellent partner for roasted poultry, light meats, and salmon. It also works well as an after-dinner drink during a cozy evening with someone special.

Christian Venier

Christian Venier’s vineyards are located in the eastern section of Touraine, in Cheverny at the corner of Sologne south of Bois. He honed his natural winemaking skills under his cousin Theirry & Jean-Marie Puzelat of Clos du Tue Boeuf. Christian is a farmer akin to his ancestors, farming with the land organically his approximately 6 hectares of vineyards, planted with Pinot Noir, Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Pineau d’Aunis, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Menu Pineau, and Chenin Blanc grown on a variety of silica and clay, some with gravel and stones. He remains a staunch non-interventionist with regards to his wines allowing natural fermentation, under a loose-fitting cap, to occur while making use of resin-fiberglass, stainless steel, cement and oak, all in large format and never with additions or subtractions. His aim is to create wines with minerality and structure while maintaining the natural feel of the wine that the vine itself provides. 


Loire Valley, France

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