TOURAINE

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TOURAINE

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Touraine wines are made mainly from Gamay and Sauvignon, grapes that are well-known for their intense aromas.   Cold maceration and rapid vinification techniques are frequently used in this area; combined with the power of the local varietals, these give Touraine wines a very open, fruity and aromatic profile. Diversity is another major feature - Touraine wines can be  red, white or rosé, still or sparkling. 

Climate

Clima

Oceanic influence to the west. Continental climate in the east.

Soil Type

A variety of soil types: siliceous clay over a chalk subsoil, sand over clay, light gravel etc

Varietals

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White : sauvignon

Red : cabernet franc, gamay, côt

Color(s) and Style(s)

Dry white, rosé, red et sparkling

Annual Production

207 000 hl

27 600 000 bottles

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Producers

360

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Basic Yield

Red and rosé 60 hl/h
White 65 hl/ha
Sparkling 72 hl/ha

rendement

Conservation

10 °C - 14°C

elevage Generally 2 years.

Whites and Rosés, still or sparkling: 10 °C
Reds: 14°C

3 -4 years for full-bodied reds

Food and Wine parings

Menu
Aperatif

Sparkling wines:
Canapés

 

Main Course

Whites:

Fish in Sauce

Seafood Reds:

Grilled Meat

 

Cheese

Whites:

Goat's Cheese

Degustation
Look

Whites: Pale yellow
Reds: Cherry to ruby red
Rosés: Pale rose pink

Nose

Whites: Broom, honeysuckle, tropical fruit, lemon
Reds: Red fruit
Rosés: Spices
Sparkling wines: Brioche, green apples, honey

Palate

Whites: Lively and aromatic
Reds: Crisp and light
Rosés: Fresh and delicate

* Annual average over the last 5 years

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