April - 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. Don't miss these easy drinking, affordable, lip smacking wines...on sale all month long!

          One of the many chateaus in Touraine


2017 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 $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $13.99 per bottle, $167.88 per case

2017 Domaine de la Rochette Touraine Pineau d'Aunis
Loire Valley, France
An incredible rose from the Pineau d'Aunis grape. Opens with bright, fresh aromas of strawberries, raspberries and warm pound cake. Fruity and fresh with a unique spicy touch. A brilliant and attractive wine, with a bright and light pink "Provence" like color.
Regular Price $14.99 per bottle, $179.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case


2015 Domaine De la Rochette Touraine Chenonceaux
Loire Valley, France
100% Sauvignon Blanc

So complex and elegant. Notes of white and yellow flowers, cassis and mint open on the nose. The palate keeps the floral and cassis notes while adding soft spices and richness from the oak aging. A rounded body that continues long after the last sip. This is an extraordinary Sauvignon Blanc!
Regular Price $34.99 per bottle, $419.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 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
Web: http://www.lesannees30.com
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
Web: http://www.auchapeaurouge.fr
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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