Coteaux Du Loir, Touraine

Domaine Gigou

La Bulle Sarthoise Méthode Traditionelle Demi-Sec Pineau d'Aunis Rosé 2009

This is not the rosé! Hopefully that gets corrected shortly. How much love I have for red bubbles. My goth heart jetés. This is all dried herb drawer and dried jam jar. Like seriously the scent of an empty black currant jam jar. There is a hint of sour dairy beguiling me behind. Labeled as demi sec but feels quite dry to me. The tannins have a friendly grip like the soft side of a Velcro enclosure. — 8 days ago

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Vasanth Balakrishnan

Vasanth Balakrishnan

Your last sentence was a brilliant simile to describe the tannins.

Pascal Janvier

Coteaux du Loir Chenin Blanc 2018

Amazingly, bubblegum top notes go straight to a stony center, sweet and sharp, four days open and well chilled, perfect accompaniment to Ivan chicken paitan ramen. Talk about balance! — a month ago

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Patrice Colin

Intuition Coteaux du Vendômois Pineau d'Aunis 2015

Nose has white pepper, spruce needles, cedar shavings, fresh cherry and mashed black currant.

Palate has pepper dusted mashed cherry, tart blueberry, black cherry, (light) limestone dust and (light) new oak. Medium levels of acidity/tannin help this wine to be very soft and enjoyable.

100% Pineau d’Aunis from 125 year old vines; maceration in barrels and amphoras, then barrel aged for one year.
— 2 months ago

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Domaine Gigou

La Bulle Sarthoise Brut Methode Traditionelle Pineau d'Aunis Rosé 2009

Earthy red fruit with big notes of black pepper. Fantastic. — 17 days ago

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Christophe Croisard

Coteaux du Loir Pineau d'Aunis

Cranberry, strawberry, juicy and bright pallet. Violet. Very light red wine, not rose. — a month ago

Pascal Janvier

Cuvée du Rosier Coteaux du Loir Pineau d'Aunis 2018

Don’t let the secret out. — a month ago

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Cave du Vendômois

Le Carillon de Vendôme Chenin Blanc

Chez Bruce Kate Emma mummy 12/23/19. Alexandre sommelier from aix en Provence — a month 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.
— 5 months ago

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