Touraine > Touraine-Oisly
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Location: The Touraine-Oisly appellation area encompasses 10 communes at the heart of Sologne’s winegrowing country, on the vast plateau of land between the Cher and the Loire.
Vineyard area: 35 ha.
History: The village of Oisly has a long tradition of winemaking, and is recognised as the home of Sauvignon; Sauvignon grapes have grown since 1905 on the sandy soils of the Sologne vineyards, which developed significantly in the 1960s. In the mid-1980s, an association was established to promote the local terroir and emphasise its unique qualities; this was the first step towards the recognition the area has achieved today. Generations of wine growers have created an exceptional range of wines showcasing the Sauvignon varietal.
Soils: These contain a balance of sand and clay. Sandy and often pebbly topsoils provide permeability and heat retention, while the shallow Sologne clay ensures good take up of water and slow ripening. This balance creates a truly distinctive terroir, and is extremely well-suited to the Sauvignon grape.
Climate: The climate features a season of long, dry spells, more marked here than in any other part of the Touraine region.
Average annual production over the last 5 years: 1,500 hl
Base yield: 60 hl/ha.
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc.
Growing practices: Planting density: 6,000 vines per hectare
Pruning: single guyot to 9 buds, or short pruning.
Elegant wines with roundness, complexity and plenty of finesse, and a wide range of aromas including florals, citrus, and tropical fruit.
Serve at 10°C.
Local cheeses such as Sainte- Maure de Tourain Valençay or Selles-sur-Cher; Sologne asparagus, Loire river fish with beurre blanc, or any firm-fleshed fish; world cuies,ine including chicken tagine with preserved lemons, Thai nems and sushi.
Best enjoyed within 5 years