Château de la Roche en Loire, 2019 Update

The Touraine appellation is a valuable hunting ground for savvy wine drinkers. For many years the first port of call was perhaps Clos Roche Blanche, where Didier Barrouillet and Catherine Roussel once turned out charming and rather individual examples of Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a range of almost cultish reds. While that domaine has now gone the way of the dinosaurs, other trendy names have joined the fray, many of them taking on some of the old Clos Roche Blanche vineyards.

Château de la Roche en Loire

For many wine drinkers the wines of Catherine and Didier epitomised what could be achieved in this corner of the Loire Valley. They were not, however, the only ones in the Touraine region to make wines which could exceed the expectations of drinkers. Another is Louis-Jean Sylvos (pictured above), who makes delicious whites, and remarkably successful expectation-busting reds at Château de la Roche en Loire.

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