Domaine La Bruyère

Fabrice Larochette

La Grande Bruyère Mâcon-Fuissé Chardonnay 2018

An outstanding Macon. Very well-balanced with pear and apple notes and just enough acidity to drink it with fish and chicken. — 4 months ago

Yannick Amirault

Les Quartiers Bourgueil Cabernet Franc 2014


Sour mashed red berries, rose hip, bruyère, dirt, light funk; mellow medium body, vivid, vibrant, rounded up at this age (2014 on 01/06/18). Juicy pulp, some flesh, linear and bright. Half moon weight. — 2 years ago

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Julien Courtois

Élement Terre La Cour Moreau Clos de la Bruyère Loire Gamay Chaudenay 2010

Louis Schofield

Sour, stems and a touch medicinal. Suggest loads of cheese. Cool wine though. — 7 years ago

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Domaine La Bruyère

Chenonceaux Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Appellation Touraine Protégé
La Bruyère - Récolte 2016

The vineyards of AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux, which include 27 municipalities, extend over a reduced area on both banks of the Cher River and are an integral part of the Loire Valley, one of the 7 European vineyards listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is also one of the Loire's most recently established appellations in the large AOC Touraine family.

Established in 2016, the AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux is named after the famous Château de Chenonceau spanning the Cher RIver. Domaine La Bruyère's 20 hectares are located on the secondary valleys of Loir-et-Cher; an array of hillside plots grounded on clay-limestone-siliceous soils mixed with a layer of flint (known as Perruches), which take advantage of the micro-climate of the Cher Valley by showing good complexity and stylistically sitting between Sancerre and Brouilly.

Pierre Chainier source classic Loire varietal wines, as well as owning some excellent properties throughout the region. For both elements of their wine business, they look to principles of agriculture raisonné alongside the most modern wine-making techniques. Within Touraine, they have significant vineyard holdings and 7 domaines, including Domaine de La Bruyère in this newly established appellation of Touraine-Chenonceaux. Conversely, Clos de Nouys, their 25 acre estate, is one of the oldest in the AOC Vouvray. Here vines average 35 years of age and Clos de Nouys' parcels of vines were already listed among the best sites on geological maps dating from 1907.

Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes (they also grow Sauvignon Rose), their Touraine-Chenonceaux Blanc is the result of a rigorous selection process, both of parcels at harvest and of particular cuvées. Vines are cultivated following the principles of sustainable agriculture. The final wine rests on lees for six months before bottling. With its clear robe of golden hues, fresh and round on the palate, this white wine reveals aromas of citrus with notes of white, buttery flowers. An intense citrus nose: candied lemon and orange, developing into apricot and lime, about to turn into brioches. Beautifully fresh and vibrant, once chilled, it will perfectly partner with white meat dishes, fish and seafood (including Sushi) or goat cheese. Or depart from traditional Sauvignon pairings and try with exotic and intense flavors, such as Tagines or Indian Curries.
— a year ago

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Julien Courtois

Clos de la Bruyère Loire Gamay Blend

Julien Courtois. 100%. 2011. Gamay. — 6 years ago

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Richard Leroy

Les Noëls de Montbenault Vin de France Chenin Blanc 2013

Jaune clair
Nez épicé pop corn miel de bruyère
Bouche dense pleine dense avec une acidité prenante et une maturité bien présente façon beau chardonnay
La finale est délicate en arôme et puissante dans son équilibre
Superbe et ultra jeune 👍👍👍👍
— 2 years ago

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Damien Laureau

Le Bel Ouvrage Savennières Chenin Blanc 2005

Jaune clair
Nez réglisse miel de bruyère et fruit rouge
Bouche ample épicée chaud en attaque mais superbe fraîcheur en deuxième partie de bouche
Finale longue fraîche epicee
Vin qui se débarrasse enfin du bois énorme
Très belle bouteille
— 2 years ago

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