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.
Oceanic influence to the west. Continental climate in the east.
A variety of soil types: siliceous clay over a chalk subsoil, sand over clay, light gravel etc
White : sauvignon
Red : cabernet franc, gamay, côt
Colour(s) and Style(s)
Dry white, rosé, red et sparkling
213 400 hl
or around 28 453 330 bottles
Red and rosé 60 hl/h
White 65 hl/ha
Sparkling 72 hl/ha
Whites and Rosés, still or sparkling: 10 °C
Conservation, Generally 2 years.
3-4 years for full-bodied reds