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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.
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  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Chenin Blanc

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

  • Gamay

    History of the grape: Legend has it that it was brought over by the Romans in the first century BC to the town of Bea...

  • Pinot Noir

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

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  • Couly-Dutheil

    The famous vineyard of Chinon Established in 1921 by Baptiste Dutheil, then developped by René Co...

  • Domaine Wilfrid Rousse

    Installé en 1987 par passion du vin avec un hectare, Wilfrid Rousse exploite aujourd'hui 18 hecta...

  • Domaine du Viking

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

  • 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...

  • Domaine Bernard Baudry

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

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  • Vieilles Vignes Chinon Tradition Phillippe Pain Domaine de la Commandierie 2010

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    We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.Chinon is an AOC created in 1937,although wine production in the areas goes back centuries for mainly red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape,known in the area as 'petit breton'[the rare white chinon being made from chenin blanc ] from around the town of t... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • La Gourmandiere Touraine Cot 2010

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    We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.The Touraine AOC was created in 1939 [although viticulture in the region goes back to at least the 4th century AD ] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines produced in 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley.It is an 'umbrella AOC because it includes som... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Clos Roussely Canaille Loire Gamay 2013

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    We were served this wine at dinner in the hotel on the recent French weekend.The Touraine AOC was created in 1939 [ although viticulture in the region goes back to at least the 4th century AD] for red,white,rose and sparkling wines produced in 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley. It is an 'umbrella' AOC because it includes s... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Vouvray Benoit Gautier Sec 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by martins2002


  • Sandra and I stopped by a little wine store called The Bottle Shop yesterday on ... ... Blanc (2013) from nearby Touraine.  To cover the reds, we picked up a 2012 Michael Pozzan Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley in Somona County, and a special treat - a 2012 Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington's Red Mountain; this is a new ... Read More

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  • Bernard Baudry Chinon les Granges 2012

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Cuvee Marie Justine Rosé Domaine du Roncee Loire France 2011

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    Light and fruity Cab Franc with plenty of varietal character in its tobacco and tomato leaf nose. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Domaine des Echardieres Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2013

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Champalou Vouvray Fondraux 2013

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    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • Chateau Moncontour 'La Belle Angerie' Vouvray Demi-Sec 2010

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Chinon when I went there back in May.Vouvray is an AOC created in 1936 at the eastern end of the Loire valley not far from Tours and the grape variety is Chenin blanc,known locally as 'pineau' although small proportions of a grape called arbois are allowed but raely used. There are four types of Vouvra... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


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