Touraine Region



is both a wine (Chenin Blanc) and a region, similar to how Champagne is the name of the region it comes from.  Vouvray is king in its birthplace the romantic and historic chateaux region which adorns this part of the Loire Valley, la Touraine. The varietal is Chenin Blanc. The entire Loire Valley is known for its diversity in styles and grapes and the unique soil and minerals that shine through the wines’ taste. Nantes in the westernmost section of the Loire, hugging the Atlantic coast, with a cool coastal climate. Melon de Bourgogne is what this region is known for, which tends to be a favorite of many Muscadet lovers. Touraine– Home of Vouvray and the right half of Middle Loire. This region has the most varieties of grapes grown in the Loire. Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Malbec, and Gamay. However, Vouvray is known almost exclusively for its Chenin Blanc. Anjou-Saumur– Considered the left Middle Loire. While most of the grapes grown throughout the Loire are white, Chenin

Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Gamay are grown here. This area is known for its Cremant de Loire, a regional appellation from the Loire. The Chenin Blancs here are fuller-bodied with a slight smokiness to the palate

Centre– This easternmost Upper Loire region grows Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Gamay, and Chardonnay and has a similar climate to Burgundy. home to the best Sauvignon Blanc in the world from Sancerre.

Tasting Notes of Vouvray

Straw yellow color

Light body

High Acidity

Still or Sparkling

Dry to sweet

Flavors of lemon, apple, pear, honey, and herbal tea

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