A varietal is a very specific variety of vine. Each has its own personality, which JP. Chenet continually seeks to express, to create attractive wines with a strong character.


Sauvignon Blanc is a top international varietal that is very widespread in France, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. It produces highly aromatic, lively, fruity wines.


Originating from the Centre and West of France, Colombard is very common in Gascony, in the South-West of France. It produces pleasant, very aromatic wines with notes of peach and lime.


The most popular white varietal, Chardonnay comes from a village of the same name in Burgundy, near Mâcon. It is now planted in 150,000 hectares across the world. It can be found in Chile, California and Australia, to name a few places. It produces well-rounded, floral, very delicate wines.


Grenache is a red varietal originally from Spain. It arrived in France in the Middle Ages and spread to all countries with a Mediterranean climate. It is now planted in 250,000 hectares from California to Australia. It produces fruity, strongly coloured wines, full-bodied and smooth on the palate.


Originally from Provence, it has spread rapidly across the Rhône Valley and the Languedoc, as it can be cultivated on a large scale. It produces fine, fruity wines revealing generous aromas of pomegranate, redcurrant and peach.


Cabernet Sauvignon is the red varietal that is most typical of France. It is one of the most widespread varietals in the world, growing in very varied climatic conditions, and can be found in the United States and Australia. It has a unique scent, producing powerful wines with pronounced tannins.


Of unknown origin, but most likely from the Rhône, Syrah is grown all over France and elsewhere in the world, especially South Africa and Australia. It produces very colourful, spicy, full-bodied wines.


Merlot is originally from the Libournais, on the right bank of the Garonne near Bordeaux. It is now one of the most widely grown varietals in France and is planted in over 200,000 hectares worldwide. It produces wines that are easy to drink, colourful, well-rounded and well-balanced. The suppleness of its tannins means it can be drunk soon after bottling.