Touraine > Touraine Amboise
This appellation produces mostly red wine from Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Gamay. Whites range from dry and lean to honeyed sweet wines.
Location: Located upstream from Tours, this appellation coves six communes on the right bank of the Loire and three on the left bank.
- 220 hectares / 544 acres
Soil: A combination of flinty clay and clay limestone enables the soil to warm easily and provide excellent water retention at the vine roots.
Climate: Located in the center of the Loire, this appellation experiences both maritime/oceanic and continental climate influences.
- 9,000 hl / 237,755 gallons, 60% red, 30% rosé, 10% white
- 55 hl/ha red and rosé (translate to gallons/acres?)
- 60 hl/ha white
- Red: Gamay, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
- White: Chenin Blanc
Growing/Production Practices: Density 6,600 vines/hectare.
- Appearance: Bright, pale straw yellow
- Nose: Aromas of fresh fruit and honey
- Flavors: Medium-bodied with flavors of quince and honey, especially when off-dry or sweet.
- Appearance: Deep garnet
- Nose: Notes of black berries and plum
- Flavors: Full-bodied with silky tannins and elegant brambly fruit.
- Appearance: Pale pink
- Nose: Strawberry, cherry and gooseberry
- Flavors: Fresh and fruity with lively acidity
- White and rosé Touraine Amboise complement a wide variety of dishes, from light pork and chicken to chopped Greek salad.
- Pair red Touraine Amboise, most notably the Cuvée Francois I, with barbeque chicken and pulled pork sandwiches.