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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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Varietals Produced in Touraine View all

  • 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...

  • 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...

Subregions of Touraine

  • Chinon

    Chinon Chinon is the most important red-wine appellation in the Touraine part of the Loire...

  • Vouvray

    Vouvray Vouvray is an appellation created in 1936,although there has been viticulture h...

  • Bourgueil

    Bourgueil is an appellation created in 1937, although viticulture here goes back to at least th...

  • Cheverny

    Cheverny is an appellation created in 1993 [ although viticulture here goes back centuries ]  f...

  • Cour-cheverny

Popular Wineries in Touraine View all

  • Domaine Wilfrid Rousse

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

  • Cave Des Producteurs de Vouvray

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

  • Couly-Dutheil

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

  • 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 ...

  • Domaine Georges et Nicolas Brunet

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

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  • Yannick Amirault les Quartiers 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Jasnieres Clos Saint Jacques Domaine Gigou 2015

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in Wiltshire [www.yapp.co.uk] for £15. Jasnieres is an appellation created in 1937,although there has been viticulture here for centuries,for sweet or dry white wines made of the chenin blanc grape from two communes,L'homme and Ruille-sur-Loir, in the Loir valley.The Loir [without an 'e'] is a northern tr... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Domaine du Clos des Aumones Vouvray France 'Sec' 2017

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    This is a very good and disarming wine and while I understand the trend towards using steel tanks and looking for a more "authentic" flavor I find my self trending/tending towards a wine that has spent time in the oak. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Domaine de la Chaise Touraine-Chenonceaux  2014 Read More

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  • I am drinking an absolutely exquisite bottle of sauvignon blanc and it is not ... Domaine de la Chaise in the Touraine-Chenonceaux appellation. It was aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks.It is just bursting with grapefruit,gooseberry pear and elderflower style fruit. Bland or mineral this is not. I bought it at the London France Show bac... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Domaine de la Chaise Touraine Chenonceaux 2014

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £10 at the London France Show back in January.The Touraine appellation was created in 1939,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans.for red,rose,white and sparkling wines from 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley.In 2011 the appellation of Touraine-Chenonceaux was set up with... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Touraine-Amboise Chateau Montdomaine 2017

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    I bought this bottle of wine for 8 euros on a recent visit to France.The Touraine appellation was created in 1939,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley.In 1954 the appellation of Touraine-Amboise was created within that area ... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Val de Loire Touraine Cot 2005

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    I bought this bottle of wine from the www.amandaswines.co.uk stand at the 2018 ... ... Show back in January.The Touraine appellation was created in 1939,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red,white,rose and sparkling wines from 70 communes around the town of Tours in the Loire valley.Domaine du Prieure is a small co... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • They did have a seminar on Bordeaux wines at the Show but I did not do it as I ... lovely sauvignon blanc from Touraine Chenonceaux[amoung other wines] inspiring me to buy a bott Read More

    Forum post in the topic The France Show


  • I can now report that I attended the 2018 London France Show at the Olympia ... bottles a bottle of cot from Touraine in the Loire valley by Domaine Prieure,a bottle of sauvignon blanc from the Touraine Chenonceaux appellation by Domaine de la Chaise,and a bottle of  Rosette from Chateau Puypezat near Bergerac. This last wine was interesting b... Read More

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