The Touraine-Mesland is a minute appellation on the right bank of the Loire about 15 kms down river from Blois.
The monks of the Abbey of Marmoutier near Tours gave great importance to Mesland by building a priory there.
It's winemaking tradition dates back to the 11th century.
Christine and Gilles have 11 hectares of vines and raise their wines with strict observations of the living environment. Like most growers in the region, their wines are unoaked. Their whites are a blend of Chardonnay and Chenin; their roses are made from the Gamay grape, and their reds are a blend of Gamay, Cabernet and Cot grapes.