Touraine Azay-le-Rideau

 

Histoire autour de Touraine Azay-Le-Rideau

Ridellois vineyard is probably the gallo-Roman cradle of winegrowings in Touraine region. The Chateau of Azay-le-Rideau was the scene, where it was possible to find on royal tables, wines of terroir


 

Le vignoble

  • Situation

The designation area is on 6 towns, located on the Indre and the Loire rivers confluence's.

  • Area

Around 40 hectares

  • Soils

Clay flint soils or « perruches »

Clay-limestone and windblown sand soils, or "aubuis soils"

  • Climate

Temperate climate, which is good for vines in Touraine. Possibility to find oceanic influences from the West and continental characteristic from the East.

 

Le vin

Annual production is 1100 hectoliters per year, which represents around 146 700 bottles.

 

White and rosé wines are produced.

 

Annual yield is about 37 hl/ha

 

The grapes variety for white wines is Chenin. For rosé wines, it is possible to find Gamay, Grolleau, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon or Cot grapes varieties.


 

Dégustation

Robe is clear and brilliant for rosé wines and crystal highlights for white wines.

 

Rosé wines have rose, lilas, cherries and redcurrants aromas. White wines possess more fresh fruits and agrumes notes, and with time, they are going to quince and apricot aromas. 

 

In mouth, finess and elegance for rosé wines. Frequently, ample white wines.

 

How to serve ? 10°C for white and rosé wines. For cellaring potential, rosé wines must be consumed young, while white wines have a great durability of 10 years.