May - Wine of the Month

Domaine de la Rochette

Touraine, Loire Valley, France

If a visit to Touraine isn’t on your bucket list, it should be! Often dubbed the “Garden of France”, the Touraine region is known for its rich food, tasty cheeses, warm, friendly guinguettes (small bars/outdoor restaurants) and famously pure French accent, as well as a first-rate line-up of glorious châteaux, and let us not forget, WINE! The best white wines from this vast acerage with its often pebbly, flinty, riverside soils are among Loire’s greatest bargains. So too, the reds of Touraine are light in body, refreshing and arguably some of the most food friendly wines in all of France. Don't miss these easy drinking, affordable, lip smacking white, one red, on sale all month long!

          One of the many chateaus in Touraine


2016 Domaine de la Rochette Touraine Sauvignon Blanc
Loire Valley, France
This 100% Sauvignon is pale gold with brilliant highlights. There is a hint of spring flowers on the nose, backed by white fruits, elderflower and citrus. A soft, refined, refreshing white with delicate floral and fruit aromas and a delicious crisp finish. Dry, clean, good acidity and sturdy length, this Sauvignon Blanc finishes juicy and fresh.
Regular Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case

2016 Domaine de la Rochette Touraine Pinot Noir
Loire Valley, France
The inagural 2016 Vintage is a 100% Pinot Noir made from a single plot of 40 to 50 year old vines. Undeniably fresh, this gorgeous Pinot exhibits Touraine’s signature flavors of soft pepper, earth and Rainer cherries. Finishing with good length, this is one of the best value Pinot’s we can remember.
Regular Price $15.99 per bottle, $191.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case



To help you plan your trip:

Les Années 30

Expect the kind of meal you came to France to eat, with exquisite attention to flavors and detail, served in relaxed intimacy. The menu ranges from traditional duck fillet to unusual choices such as pan-fried venison fillet with redcurrant sauce. The interior dining room is golden-lit downstairs and cool blue upstairs; in summer dine outside under the pergola.

Contact Info:

78 rue Haute St-Maurice
Chinon, France
Phone: 02 47 93 37 18

Au Chapeau Rouge

Secluded behind a red-and-gold awning, this sparkling and very elegant eatery makes top-quality French dishes using local products – look for Loire fish, lamb, asparagus and saffron, Touraine truffles, and Ste-Maure-de-Touraine, a delicious chèvre. In winter specialities include melt-in-your-mouth hare and foie-gras terrine. Has vegetarian options from June to August.

Contact Info:

49 place du Général de Gaulle, aka place de la Fontaine
Chinon, France
Phone: 02 47 98 08 08

Domaine De La Tortiniere

Enjoy a comfortable stay at the château de la Tortinière. This charming residence with its refined luxury benefits from a magnificent setting at the heart of the Touraine region. Enjoy the hotel’s modern comfort combined with all the authenticity of a genuine château. The château de la Tortinière is surrounded by a park stretching across 15 hectares, with the Indre river flowing across it. With its calm and serene atmosphere and family feel, you will discover the traditions of a long line of hotel owners, elegant, comfortable rooms, and a sumptuous cuisine.

Contact Info:

37250 Veigné
Phone: 33 2 47 34 35 00

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