Top 100 unknow wines of Touraine

Discover the top 100 best unknow wines of Touraine of Centre Loire as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the unknow wines that are popular of Touraine and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Touraine

The wine region of Touraine is located in the region of Centre Loire of Loire Valley of France. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Famille Bougrier or the Domaine Joel Delaunay produce mainly wines white, red and sparkling. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Touraine are Cabernet franc, Gamay noir and Chenin blanc, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Touraine often reveals types of flavors of grapefruit, tar or kiwi and sometimes also flavors of lime zest, lychee or asparagus.

In the mouth of Touraine is a with a nice freshness. We currently count 638 estates and châteaux in the of Touraine, producing 1688 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Touraine go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) or shellfish.

News from the vineyard of Touraine

Asolo Prosecco – Young at heart, wise in spirit

I n 2009 Prosecco was re-mapped in sweeping changes that created an extensive new zone for the production of Prosecco DOC and elevated the traditional growing areas of Valdobbiadene-Conegliano to DOCG, Italy’s top denomination. At that time, one might have overlooked the fact that the new legislation also created a small, independent DOCG for Asolo Prosecco to the west of the river Piave. The sparkling wines of the area had low visibility, producers were few and production was limited. However t ...

London’s wine club 67 Pall Mall to release documentary film on sommelier Gérard Basset

Titled A Life in Wine: Gérard Basset, the World’s Favourite Sommelier, the one hour-long film is produced by leading London wine club 67 Pall Mall’s on-site studio and production team. ‘I was introduced to [Basset’s wife] Nina and [son] Romané in October 2021 where we sat and discussed a potential tribute, lovingly made by those closest to him, that would inspire people and tell the story of his incredible life,’ said 67 Pall Mall producer Kiki Hopkins. ‘We worked on a list of trea ...

Hugh Johnson: ‘Veteran wine books are by modern standards short on facts’

When you have an idea that, in your first flush of inspiration, you think deserves to get beyond the breakfast table, you run straight into the modern dilemma. Is it a Tweet? Is it one for Facebook or Instagram? Should you just try it out on your nearest and dearest, or is there a book in it? A slim volume, or does it need several tomes to expound its profundity? My trade being what it is, and royalties being as modest as they are these days, I’ve rather given up on books. Writing new ones, that ...