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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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Sauvignon

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chenin Blanc

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

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  • 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 ...

  • Cave Des Producteurs de Vouvray

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

  • Jean-Maurice Raffault

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

  • Domaine Georges et Nicolas Brunet

    From a family of wine growers since eight generations we cultivate very traditionally and we resp...

  • Château de Vaugaudry

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

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  • Bourgueil Theophile Guillon 2011

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £8 from a shop in London's Hampstead [www.nicolas.co.uk].It was made for the Nicolas chain of wine shops by the negociant Theophile Guillon.Bourgueil is an AOC created in 1937 for red and rose wines made from the cabernet franc grape sometimes called Petit Breton in this area around the village of that name.This ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Regis Cruchet Vouvray Coleurs d'Automne Molleux 2002

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    This bottle of wine was part of a three bottle lot I bought on the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/42221 for £17.50.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 de Loire although small proportions of a grape called Arbois is al... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Château de la Grille Chinon 2006

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    Peppery and earthy. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Monmousseau Vouvray NV

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    Tbis is a fantastic wine from the Loire valley. Read More

    Wine review by Barryhopking


  • Charles Bove Vouvray 2011

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    Really nice Vouvray with nice stone fruits and some slight flowery perfume. This went very well with goat cheese and crackers on the deck. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Marc Bredif Nectar Vouvray 1996

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    Delicious with North Atlantic Royal Seafood Bake Read More

    Wine review by Sally Hardin


  • Domaines de Ladoucette Marc Bredif Vouvray 2010

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    Flowery sweet smelling nose--hneysuckle. Very refreshing on the palate. Noticeable sugar, but also decent acid. Flavors of lemon and apple or peach. Looking forward to having this with grilled Moroccan spiced maridated chicken breasts. US$16.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Vouvray Sec Didier Champalou 2010

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    Sugar. [From "Thankgiving Favorites" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 11 November 2012.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • Domaine de la Chanteleuserie Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2010

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    Paired this with a 1 1/2" grilled Rib-eye. I hadn't eaten much grilled meat over the long winter of 2012/3, and this was just awesome. Timing is an overlooked contributor to life's delights. Probably consumed this Cabernet Franc a little early. Kind of raw, likely would have benefited both of us with a few more years on it's side, but I will not... Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • Domaine Gouron Chinon 2010

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    French Cab in all it's white-pepper finery with big cherry flavors and a hint of earth Read More

    Wine review by Vintage GB


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