Touraine Wine

Add a photo
for this region?

 

Touraine is the large, central section of the Loire Valley, around the city of Tours. It contains some of the Loire’s most important appellations, such as Chinon, Bougueil, St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Vouvray, and Montlouis, as well as dozens of grape varieties. It is extremely geologically diverse as well, incorporating clay, sand, tuffeau, and gravel soils. The generic appellation of Touraine Blanc can be a blend of Chenin Blanc, Arbois, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay, while Touraine Rouge can be any combination of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cot, Gamay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Pineau d’Aunis, and Grolleau, which makes for some fun and interesting wines. The same grape varieties can also find their way into rose and sparkling wines.
– Description from juliabutareva

View More

Popular wines made in Touraine under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Touraine View all

  • Sauvignon

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Chenin Blanc

    History of the grape: Modern day French oenologist Pierre Galet states Chenin Blanc has been in France at least since...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Subregions of Touraine

Popular Wineries in Touraine View all

  • Domaine du Viking

    The vineyards, extending to some 14 hectares (about 35 acres), are situated on the gentle slopes ...

  • Jean-Maurice Raffault

    In order to ensure the best conditions for matured wine, 3 local stone cellars allow us to store ...

  • Domaine Daniel Chauveau

    In 1936, Jacques Chauveau, a Parisian doctor bought the property. At that time a small amount of ...

  • Cave Des Producteurs de Vouvray

    The Cave des Producteurs de Vouvray was created in 1953, at the initiative of a small group of wi...

  • Château de Vaugaudry

    Dès le XVIème siècle les seigneuries voisines de Vaugaudry et du Plessis-Gerbault appartiennent d...

  • Domaine Bernard Baudry

    Originating from a family of winemakers in Cravant, Bernard Baudry started his career as a wine c...

People getting updates on Touraine Wines

Page 3 of 56

Touraine on Snooth

  • KLwines looks like a star in comparison to those options of yours, JD. ... ... ... questionable Saumur and Touraine these days--multiple cot and gamay options, but no CF--wtf?), and at one of them they thought Bourgueil was in Italy.  ;-(Off further afield in the next day or two. Hopefully will find something reasonable, but it seems I'm like... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Bourgueil vs. Chinon: Paging...


  • Jean Maurice Raffault les Galuches 2011

    Snoothrank:

    My favorite bottle! Read More

    Wine review by apolloclark


  • Domaine du Vieux Chateau Montlouis Sur Loire Moelleux 2002

    Snoothrank:

    This bottle of wine was part of a lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42221.Montlouis-sur-Loire is an AOC created in 1938 for white and sparkling wines made from the chenin blanc grape, sometimes called 'pineau de la Loire'The appellation is located on the south bank of the river Loire opposite Vouvray on the northj ba... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Catherine and Pierre Breton Bourgueil Rose 2012

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by ftezen


  • Domaine Pichot Vouvray Domaine le Peu de la Moriette 2012

    Snoothrank:

    honeysuckle, pineapple. Slightly off dry. Tasty overall. I never drink Chenin Blanc so I wasnt sure what to expect. I think, not sure...im not a pro that I would like this wine to be a bit less sweet and probably more acidity. Still great with a fresh salad for dinner. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Vaufuget Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Slightly off dry (it reminded me of riesling), this is a well balanced chenin blanc with lots of acid and notes of green apple and honey with a touch of lime and some slightly salty minerality. Good length with a dry finish. (Proved to be a versatile cheese wine - the sweetness bounced well off both blue cheese and parmesan) Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Marc Bredif Chinon 2010

    Snoothrank:

    Light Loire red Read More

    Wine review by Jaywin


  • Monmousseau Vouvray 2011

    Snoothrank:

    Not bad for coming off the Kroger shelf. Plenty of citrus and ginger notes. Acidity was pretty well-integrated. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Domaine de Pallus Chinon 2010

    Snoothrank:

    No written review

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Vouvray Demi-Sec 2006

    Snoothrank:

    Loved this wine! Sweet but not overwhelmingly. Very nice rich flavor Read More

    Wine review by mermal2xy


prev 1 2 3 4 5  ...  56 next




View larger map



Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Touraine Wine Top Lists


Recent Forum PostsView all


Touraine wine ratings and reviews






Snooth Media Network