TOURAINE

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TOURAINE

Région de production

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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

Colour(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°-14°

elevage 2 years

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

Conservation, Generally 2 years.
3-4 years for full-bodied reds

Food and Wine Parings

Menu
Apéritif

Sparkling wines

Canapés

Plat

Whites

Fish in Sauce - Seafood

 

Reds

Grilled Meat

Fromage

Whites

Goat's Cheese

Degustation
Oeil

Whites: Pale yellow

Reds: Cherry to ruby red

Rosés: Pale rose pink

Nez

Whites:  Broom, honeysuckle, tropical fruit, lemon

Reds: Red fruit Rosés: Spices

Sparkling wines: Brioche, green apples, honey

Bouche

Whites: Lively and aromatic

Reds: Crisp and light

Rosés: Fresh and delicate

*Moyenne annuelle sur les 5 dernières années

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