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SAUVIGNON Blanc  2017 
This was a stunning year for most of the Loire Valley wines and this Sauvignon is just exquisite!
  • Dry, but not too dry
  • Gentle acidity to match your favourite dishes
  • Nose of Elderflowers
  • Finish of Apricots and peaches
 
Will get more flowery as time goes by, but in the meantime, don't delay, it is wonderful just the way it is!!!
 
Just delightful for gentle Summertime sipping.
Easily matches most fishy dishes as well as white meat, you know... chicken dishes, pork, mildly spicey dishes
I'm sure you know what I mean!
 
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS...
and, of course, Unoaked!!!


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
White - Sauvignon Blanc

Grower: 
Domaine de Marcé
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£119.88 per case (£9.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£59.94 per case (£9.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£9.99 per bottle  
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Arbois "La Pieuse"  2011 

This stunning Arbois is just coming into it's own. Although it is still young, it is a very easy kind of quaff. It has already started to have that soft feel of honey around the edges. It is little green pears and honey BUT it will always be bone dry.

It is soft on the palate and easy. It matches gourmet fish dishes in a cream/butter wine sauce. Think of sole meunière - that sort of dish is just lovely with this wine... and it will last well!

This grape variety is cousin to the Chenin Blanc grape and the characteristics are very similar. So it will take on the honey and pollen overtones more and more for about 3 or 4 more years. But it will always be bone dry!

Needs to breathe for at least 1/2 an hour before consuming. Open well in advance. Put the cork back and keep in the door of the fridge till you're ready.

At The 3 Wine Men Show 2014 Oz Clarke said that it was a very different wine, with overtones of little green pears and Spanish peppers. Soft and polleny. Taste the "Terroir"

A delightful alternative to Sauvignon Blanc

All our wines are totally UNOAKED!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
 
Oz Clarke's favourite wine from my stand at The 3 Wine Men, London 2016:
Domaine du Prieuré Arbois La Pieuse 2011
Want to try what is possibly France's rarest grape?  The lovely, leafy, lemony Arbois is it.


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
White - Arbois

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 13%
£129.00 per case (£10.75 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 13%
£64.50 per case (£10.75 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 13%
£10.75 per bottle  
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Rosé de Touraine  2017 
With a blend of 80% Cabernet and 20% Pineau d'Aunis, this rosé is quite perfectly structured. It is a very-easy-to-quaff rosé, even for those who say rosés are not their favourite wine colour!
 
The colour is not too pale... or too dark. (I hate dark rosés!)
The flavour is dominated by the Cabernet... but... never underestimate the softness of Pineau d'Aunis which comes later on in the back of the mouth. And is just delightful!
It is just a really easy dry Summer rosé for anytime, and with whatever you feel like eating.
 
Great with all barbeques! Great with tapas! Great with pork chops at any time. Great with easy summer living!
 
Delicious too for vegetarians and vegans!


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Rosé - Cabernet Franc
Rosé - Pineau d'Aunis

Grower: 
Domaine de Marcé
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£119.88 per case (£9.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£59.95 per case (£9.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£9.99 per bottle  
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GAMAY de Touraine  2017 
Every now and then you come across a really stunning wine so typical of itself!
I know it sounds strange but it really is that typical...
Gamay is a light red wine grape, about as light as Pinot Noir... so you see what I am getting at.
The Touraine gamay is not as well known as the Beaujolais gamay, same grape, very different flavours!!!
A Touraine gamay is far more flinty for starters!
 
The nose is crushed strawberries. The length of the wine is loooong... you can keep on tasting it until... the next gulp!
 
Because it is so light and easy it is a great Summertime quaff but also for those of you who do not like heavy wines.
  • Going into summer the barbecue season comes to mine,
  • Also, the Tapas season with lots of friends to share them
  • Also, vegetarians and vegans who don't like heavy wines with delicately flavoured veggie dishes
  • It can also be chilled slightly (probably the only varietal along with Pinot Noir which likes to be slightly chilled)
An incredibly good all-rounder!
 
TOTALLY UNOAKED (like all our wines)
 
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Gamay

Grower: 
Domaine de Marcé
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£126.00 per case (£10.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£63.00 per case (£10.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£10.50 per bottle  
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Cabernet de Touraine  2008 

This is our "cheerful" red. And it is great! Easy to drink and matches your pocket. What more could you want?

Super bouquet of raspberries and blackcurrants, this cabernet has loads of fruit supported by soft, well-structured tannins, this is a must-have with all lamb dishes. Also, while relatively young goes well with pizzas and pasta.  If you are in doubt as to which type of red wine to serve, this cabernet will probably be the ticket!

All our red wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red - Cabernet Franc

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£126.00 per case (£10.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£63.00 per case (£10.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£10.50 per bottle  
Qty:      
 
Côt (Malbec) de Touraine  2007 
This was a year for easy sipping reds.
In character, it could almost be likened to Pinot Noir... it really is that light!

It is a wonderful late summer/autumn quaff, rusty autumn leaves outside under a bright autumn sun, fire burning inside to keep out the cold.
Alternatively, early Spring when you're just thinking you want something a little bit lighter than a heavy, wintery red.
 
That is this Côt! (or Malbec - it is the same grape variety)

So just to differentiate between the 2005 and the 2007, this one is so much lighter and so easier to match with lots of dishes.
The flavour of the grape is morello cherries. This wine is bone-dry.
Delightful with cold roast beef and salads in the summer.
Warming soups in winter and most red meat or farmhouse cheese, especially goats cheese.
You can consume it cool if you like but not cold.
It is definitely a food wine!

All our wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Côt (Malbec)

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£131.88 per case (£10.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£65.94 per case (£10.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£10.99 per bottle  
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Côt (Malbec) de Touraine  2011 
Jean-Marc Gallou has done it again - he has made the most wonderful Côt!
2011 was a piping hot year in the spring and the Côt has just loved it.

It is just coming of age and is just beginning to find the fruit at the back of the tongue.
Very soon it will be just lovely, maybe even for Christmas this year.

Even so, it is still lovely and needs very much to be matched with food.
You must think of a huge steak, or venison, or duck.
It also loves strong, smelly cheeses - adores goats cheese!
(Sometimes doctors tell patients with heart problems to have a small glass of a very tannic wine. This would be suitable)

It is definitely a food wine!

All our wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Côt (Malbec)

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 11.5%
£142.68 per case (£11.89 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 11.5%
£71.34 per case (£11.89 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 11.5%
£11.89 per bottle  
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Cabernet "Vieilles Vignes"  2009 

2009 was a really lovely year for reds. And this one is so smooth! It is just like velvet on the tongue. Full and fruity... Silky and as elegant as you can get. A dream in a bottle!

The vines are over 40 years old. That is why it is so soft and easy to quaff.
Match with spring roast leg of lamb and soft farmhouse cheeses.

All our wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red - Cabernet Franc

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£147.36 per case (£12.28 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£73.68 per case (£12.28 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£12.28 per bottle  
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Cuvée Tradition  2005 

2005 was the year of the century (so far),  just in front of 2009 which is also quite outstanding. This particular wine was made in the modern way of making wine, which means it macerated in its skins for only a week. So the wine is fruitier than it's 2004 counterpart and easier to quaff. It is interesting to taste the Tradition 2004 and 2005 side by side. By doing so, you can easily understand the difference in wine-making the old-fashioned way (2004) and the modern way (2005). I would love to know which one you prefer...

In the meantime, the 2005 is the most accommodating. Open well before drinking. Loves Sunday roasts, red meat and strong cheeses. Mmm... Enjoy!

All our wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - BLEND Gamay, Cabernet, Côt (Malbec)

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£191.88 per case (£15.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£95.94 per case (£15.99 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12.5%
£15.99 per bottle  
Qty:      
 
Cabernet de Touraine  2005 

2005 is still THE year of the century.

Super bouquet of raspberries and blackcurrants, this Cabernet has loads of fruit supported by elegant, soft structured tannins, this is a must-have with all lamb dishes.

A very versatile wine which will go with loads of dishes especially the Sunday roast. If you are in doubt as to which type of red wine to serve, this Cabernet will probably be the ticket!

Awarded a Gold Star by Oz Clarke in 2008 at The Wine Show!

At The 3 Wine Men 2014 Oz Clarke tasted it again and was overawed by the structured tannins, and the total taste of TERROIR. The fruit of the vines is prevalent as is the picture of the landscape where the vines are grown. He said it will last at least a further 10 years. What a wonderful quaff!

All our red wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Cabernet Sauvignon
Red - Cabernet Franc

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£186.72 per case (£15.56 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£93.36 per case (£15.56 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£15.56 per bottle  
Qty:      
 
Discover Touraine Unoaked REDS  2005 
  • 4 bottles Touraine Gamay 2005
  • 4 bottles Touraine Cabernet 2005
  • 4 bottles Touraine Côt 2005

     

  • Touraine Gamay

    The lightest in flavour of all the reds, the Gamay is full of summer strawberries and is slightly flinty, giving a lengthy flavour. Drink with fairly light meals, such as roast chicken, pork fillets and pasta dishes. (Alcohol 14%)

  • Touraine Cabernet

    A selected blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a very popular wine redolent of blackberries and redcurrants. A must-have with a Sunday leg of lamb, as well as salad, cows cheese and ewes cheese. (Alcohol 12%)

     

  •  Touraine Côt

     

    The strongest in flavour of all the wines, tasting of morello cherries and sometimes horse leather. Drink with game, red meat, and strong smelly cheeses. (Alcohol 12%)

 
2005 is still THE year of the century so far! (2009 is the runner-up)
 
All our wines are totally unoaked!
 
All suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
 
Just 2 cases left.... when it's gone... it's gone!


Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - Gamay
Red - Cabernet Franc
Red - Côt (Malbec)
Red - Mixed Case Reds

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
£176.28 per case (£14.69 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Cuvée Tradition  2004 

This exquisite blend of 3 red varietals, gamay, cabernet & côt, 2004 has become a really outstanding wine. Jean-Marc made this wine in the old fashioned way as opposed to the Tradition 2005 which he made in the more modern way. This means that he macerated the grapes for one month with their skins! The tannins are now elegantly structured and will get softer. There are bags of black summer fruit that come from behind and support the wine all around the palate. Blackcurrants and plums fill the mouth and demand a good roast beef Sunday lunch or Christmas dinner.

It will keep for at least 10 years. You can consume now if you prefer.

Open several hours in advance and serve at room temperature!

All our wines are unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - BLEND Gamay, Cabernet, Côt (Malbec)

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£197.40 per case (£16.45 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£98.70 per case (£16.45 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold by the bottle
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£16.45 per bottle  
Qty:      
 
Cuvée Saint Marc  2010 

A stunning blend of two of the strongest grape varieties. Côt (malbec in other areas) and Cabernet.

This has length and fruit and bags and bags of flavour, with lots of elegant tannins which are still quite young.

BUT... it is gorgeous!

You need to open it a good hour before consuming, or even decant it if you like.
It is full of late summer berries, blackberries and blackcurrants.

Pair with Beef Bourguignonne, Coq au Vin or Beef and Mushroom pie.

All our wines are totally unoaked!

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.



Appellation:
Touraine  
Grape(s): 
Red - BLEND Cabernet/Côt (Malbec)

Grower: 
Domaine du Prieuré, Jean-Marc Gallou
Sold in cases of 12 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£138.00 per case (£11.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
Sold in cases of 6 bottles
Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£69.00 per case (£11.50 per bottle)
Qty:      
 
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Alcohol Percentage - 12%
£11.50 per bottle  
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