Touraine is a district at the center of the Loire Valley, both geographically and in terms of quality.
Eye: bright pale yellow.
Nose: Intense aromas of exotic fruits and citrus.
Palate: dry and powerful with a good minerality and long finish.
Conclusion: very well made and refreshing white wine. It is like drinking a good Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume (same grape, same soil, same climate and better value for money).
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Farming: Certified Organic.
Vineyard: 3 hectares.
Yields: 45 hl/ha.
Production: 16,000 bottles/year.
Pairing: Best served around 10°C with a seafood platter, smoked salmon or goat cheese...
Rated 15/20 by the "Revue du Vin de France"
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|Grape variety||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
Chateau de la Bonneliere is a family estate of 20 hectares situated on the “rive gauche” of Chinon and around Ligré and la Roche-Clermault since 1846.
Marc Plouzeau took over the estate in 1988 and in 1999 began the conversion to organic agriculture in order to respect the environment, protect his health and that of his employees and give the wines the spirit of their land. The entire vineyard is now certified organic by ECOCERT.
Low yields, predominantly hand-harvested at ideal physiological ripeness, the grapes are then transported in tank by gravity. The extraction is done gently without forcing nature. The vinification is directed towards emphasizing fruit and not extracting tannins.
Without chemical yeast and additives, no chaptalisation, the grapes are slowly transformed into a typical wine. Wine clarification is natural and wines in barrels are unfiltered. Thus, the wine you have in your glass is an accurate reflection of the soil, climate and vintage, what we call in French "Terroir".