The area covered by the Touraine Azay-le-Rideau appellation stretches gloriously across eight communes on the hillsides of the Indre and Loire rivers, not far from their meeting point.
Rosés are made from a minimum of 60% Grolleau, pure or blended with Gamay, Côt or Cabernet; whites are made from 100% Chenin (sometimes made into off-dry wines). Clear, shining robe for the rosés, crystal clear for the whites.
The rosés show aromas of rose, lilac, pear, cherry, redcurrant and almond. The whites often have a mineral touch, with a dominating aroma of fresh and citrus fruits developing into quince and apricot. The rosés are fine and elegant on the palate, while white wines are often ample.
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