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Loire Profiles: Touraine

Alexandre Giquel

A three-part profile of Alexandre Giquel, a young Vouvray vigneron, beginning here with Alexandre's story. ...

Ampelidae

A profile of Ampelidae, presented in five parts. Here in part one I explore the origins of this huge domaine, ...

Aurélien Revillot

A profile of Aurélien Revillot, in Bourgueil, presented in four parts. Here in part one I head out with Aurelien ...

Baudry-Dutour

A profile of Baudry-Dutour, presented in five instalments. Here in part one I look at the origins of this domaine, ...

Bernard Baudry

A profile of Bernard Baudry, in ten instalments. Here in part one I look back on my most recent visit ...

Brendan Tracey

A three-part profile Vendômois vigneron Brendan Tracey. Here in part one I look at Brendan's story, from punk rocker, to ...

Catherine & Pierre Breton

A profile of Catherine & Pierre Breton, in Bourgueil, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Champalou

A profile of Champalou, presented in five parts. In part one I introduce Catherine and Didier, and find out how ...

Charles Joguet

A profile of Charles Joguet, presented in seven instalments. In part one I recount my first experiences of these wines, ...

Château de Coulaine

A profile of Château de Coulaine, in seven instalments. Here in part one I take an overall view of the ...

Château de l’Aulee

A profile of Château de l'Aulée, a domaine located within the Touraine Azay-le-Rideau appellation, but perhaps best known for a ...

Château de la Bonnelière

A profile of Château de la Bonnelière, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins ...

Château de la Roche en Loire

A profile of Château de la Roche en Loire, in three parts. Here in part one I examine the history ...

Château de Minière

A profile of Château de Minière, in Bourgueil, presented in five instalments. Here in part one I explore the domaine's ...

Château de Pintray

A profile of Château de Pintray, presented in three parts. Here in part one I examine the history of this ...

Château du Perron

A three-part profile of Château du Perron, a domaine situated south of Chinon and the Vienne, where François Blanchard turns ...

Château du Petit Thouars

A profile of Château du Petit Thouars, presented in four parts. Here in part one I look at the origins ...

Château Gaudrelle

A profile of Château Gaudrelle, in Vouvray, in four parts. Here in part one I recount my discovery of the ...

Château Moncontour

A four-part profile of Château Moncontour in Vouvray. Here in part one I look at the domaine's origins and early ...

Clos Roche Blanche

A profile of Clos Roche Blanche, a cult Touraine domaine run by Didier Barrouillet and Catherine Roussel, presented in four ...

Clos Roussely

A profile of Clos Roussely, in three parts. Here in part one I recount this domaine's history, and meet Vincent ...

Couly-Dutheil

A profile of Couly-Dutheil, presented in six parts. I begin here in part one with memories of my first and ...

Domaine Amirault

A profile of Domaine Amirault, in St Nicolas de Bourgueil, in three parts. Here in part one I explore the ...

Domaine de Bel Air

A profile of Domaine de Bel Air and Joël Courtault, in two parts. Here in part one I introduce the ...

Domaine de Bellivière

A four-part profile of Eric Nicolas and Domaine de Bellivière; at his domaine north of the Loire Eric fashions some ...

Domaine de la Butte

A profile of Domaine de la Butte, a Bourgueil estate run by Jacky Blot, presented in five instalments. Here in ...

Domaine de la Charmoise

A profile of Domaine de la Charmoise, home to Henry Marionnet, presented in four parts. Here in part one I ...

Domaine de la Chevalerie

A profile of Domaine de la Chevalerie, in three instalments. Here in part one I introduce Bourgueil, the domaine, and ...

Domaine de la Cotelleraie

A profile of Domaine de la Cotelleraie, in Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, presented in three parts. Here in part one ...

Domaine de la Fontainerie

A profile of Domaine de la Fontainerie, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history of ...

Domaine de la Garrelière

A profile of Domaine de la Garrelière, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the story of ...

Domaine de la Lande

A profile of Domaine de la Lande, in Bourgueil, presented in three parts. Here in part one I recount the ...

Domaine de la Noblaie

A profile of Domaine de la Noblaie, and Jérôme Billard, in four parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Domaine de la Taille aux Loups

A profile of Jacky Blot and Domaine de la Taille aux Loups, in six parts. Here in part one I ...

Domaine de Montcy

A profile of Domaine de Montcy, home to Laura Semeria, presented in three parts. Here in part one I introduce ...

Domaine de Montrieux

A profile of Domaine de Montrieux, in three parts. Here in part one I look at this domaine's story, established ...

Domaine de Noiré

A profile of Domaine de Noiré, presented in three parts. Here in part one I examine this domaine's brief history, ...

Domaine de Veilloux

A profile of Domaine de Veilloux, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of the ...

Domaine Deletang

A thumbnail sketch of Domaine Delétang, a domaine of the Montlouis appellation in the Loire Valley. Includes a few tasting ...

Domaine des Aubuisières

A profile of Domaine des Aubuisières, home to Bernard Fouquet, presented in five parts. Here in part one I introduce ...

Domaine des Echardières

A profile of Domaine des Echardières, in three parts. Here in part I introduce Luc Poullain, the vigneron installed here ...

Domaine des Hauts Baigneux

A profile of Domaine des Hauts Baigneux, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of ...

Domaine des Huards

A profile of Domaine des Huards, in four parts. Here in part one I look at the history of Romorantin, ...

Domaine des Ouches

A profile of Domaine des Ouches, in Bourgueil, presented in three parts. Here in part one I examine the history ...

Domaine du Bel Air

A profile of Domaine du Bel Air, in Bourgueil, in three parts. Here in part one I explore the history ...

Domaine du Clos Naudin (Philippe Foreau)

A profile of Domaine du Clos Naudin, home to Philippe Foreau, presented in seven parts. Here in part one I ...

Domaine du Mortier

A profile of Domaine du Mortier, in St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the ...

Domaine du Moulin

A profile of Domaine du Moulin, in three parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's history, and ...

Domaine Grosbois

A profile of Domaine Grosbois, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the domaine's origins, and ...

Domaine Huet

A fifteen-part profile of Domaine Huet, in Vouvray. Here in part one I introduce the domaine, which has long been ...

Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin

A profile of Domaine Jaulin-Plaisantin, presented in five parts. Here in part one I look at the history of the ...

Domaine La Tour Beaumont

A profile of Domaine La Tour Beaumont, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the origins ...

Domaine Le Briseau

A three-part profile of Le Briseau, a domaine on the banks of the Loir. Here in part one I look ...

Domaine Lemaire-Fournier

A profile of Domaine Lemaire-Fournier in Vouvray, an estate that promised much with its first vintage in 2002, but which ...

Domaine Les Roches

A two-part profile of Domaine Les Roches, an idiosyncratic domaine where Jérôme Lenoir makes Chinon with minimal intervention and a ...

Domaine Mérieau

A profile of Domaine Mérieau, in three parts. Here in part one I follow the history of the domaine, from ...

Domaine Perrault-Jadaud

A profile of Domaine Perrault-Jadaud, presented in three parts. Here in part one I discover the domaine, and recount its ...

Domaine Pichot

A profile of Domaine Pichot, in four parts. Here in part one I meet up with Christophe Pichot to learn ...

Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme

A profile of Domaine Pierre-Olivier Bonhomme, which grew out of the Puzelat-Bonhomme négociant business created by Pierre-Olivier and Thierry Puzelat. ...

Florent Cosme

A profile of Florent Cosme, a young vigneron in Vouvray, presented in three parts. Here in part one I hunt ...

François Cazin

A profile of François Cazin, a leading viticulteur in the Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny appellations, presented in three parts. Here in ...

François Chidaine

A profile of François Chidaine, in five parts. Here in part one I look at Chidaine's story, his history and ...

François et Julien Pinon

A profile of François et Julien Pinon, a leading domaine in the Vouvray appellation, in five parts. Here in part ...

Frantz Saumon

A profile of Frantz Saumon in three parts. Here in part one I introduce this one-time forestier, now one of ...

Frédéric Mabileau

A profile of Frédéric Mabileau and his domaine, presented in three instalments. Here in part one I examine the domaine's ...

Jean-Marc Biet

A profile of Jean-Marc Biet, in three parts. Here in part one I recount this domaine's history, and meet Jean-Marc ...

Joël Taluau & Thierry Foltzenlogel

A profile of Joël Taluau and Thierry Foltzenlogel, presented in three parts. Here in part one I introduce the Taluau ...

L’Affût

A profile of L'Affût, in three parts. Here in part one I meet Isabelle Pangault and learn about here journey ...

La Grange Tiphaine

A three-part profile of La Grange Tiphaine, home to Damien and Coralie Delecheneau. Here in part one I provide a ...

Lamé Delisle Boucard

A profile of Lamé Delisle Boucard, presented in five parts. Here in part one I look at the origins of ...

Laurent Herlin

A profile of Laurent Herlin, presented in three parts. Here in part one I tell Laurent's story, in which he ...

Le Clos de la Meslerie

A profile of Le Clos de la Meslerie, in four parts. Here in part one I discover how Peter Hahn, ...

Le Rocher des Violettes

A profile of Le Rocher des Violettes, in three instalments. Here in part one I look at the domaine's origins, ...

Le Sot de L’Ange

A profile of Le Sot de L'Ange, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce Quentin, who has taken ...

Les Cailloux du Paradis

A profile of Les Cailloux du Paradis, in three instalments. Here I begin with a profile of the men behind ...

Les Maisons Brûlées

A profile of Les Maisons Brûlées, a cult domaine in Touraine, presented in three parts. Here in part one I ...

Les Vignes de l’Angevin

A profile of Les Vignes de l'Angevin, in three parts. Here in part one I profile Jean-Pierre Robinot, proprietor of ...

Les Vins Contes

A profile of Les Vins Contés, in three parts. Here in part one I learn from Cécile Lemasson of how ...

Lionel Gosseaume

A profile of Lionel Gosseaume, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at Lionel's story, and the ...

Lise et Bertrand Jousset

A three-part profile of Lise et Bertrand Jousset, some of the latest arrivals in Montlouis-sur-Loire, who are helping to revitalise ...

Ludovic Chanson

A profile of Ludovic Chanson, in two parts. Here in part one I introduce Ludovic, a one-time pharmaceutical research scientist, ...

Mathieu Cosme

A profile of Mathieu Cosme, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce Mathieu, a young vigneron who took ...

Michel Autran

A three-part profile of Michel Autran in Vouvray, a newcomer who is in the process of exchanging the scrubs of ...

Noëlla Morantin

A profile of Noëlla Morantin, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce Noëlla, and recount how she moved ...

Olga Raffault

A profile of Olga Raffault, presented in three parts. Here in part one I document the history of the domaine, ...

Pascal Lambert

A profile of Pascal Lambert, in three parts. Here in part one I look at Chinon, its history and vineyards, ...

Philippe Alliet

A profile of Philippe Alliet, one of the leading winemakers of Chinon, published in five instalments. Here in part one ...

Pierre & Bertrand Couly

A profile of Pierre & Bertrand Couly, presented in three parts. Here in part one I explore the origins of ...

Pierre Jacques Druet

A profile of Pierre Jacques Druet, presented in three parts. Here in part one I recall the first time I ...

Prince Poniatowski

A profile of Prince Poniatowski, a nnow defunct Vouvray domaine, in three parts. Here in part one I look at ...

Sébastien Brunet

A profile of Sébastien Brunet, in three parts. Here in part one I introduce Sébastien, who inherited the Domaine Roche ...

Sébastien David

A profile of Sébastien David, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history of the ...

Thierry Puzelat

A four-part profile of Thierry Puzelat, a dynamic viticulteur working in Touraine and the little-known Cheverny appellation. Here in part ...

Vincent Carême

A profile of Vincent Carême, in Vouvray, presented in five parts. Here in part one I look at Vincent's significance ...

Vins Cognard

A profile of Vins Cognard, in the Bourgueil and St Nicolas de Bourgueil appellations. Established by Lydie & Max Cognard-Taluau, ...

Wilfrid Rousse

A profile of Wilfrid Rousse, presented in three parts. Here in part one I look at the history behind the ...

Yannick Amirault

A profile of Yannick Amirault, one of the leading winemakers of Bourgueil and St-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, presented in five parts. Here in ...