Downriver from Blois, on the right bank of the Loire, the area covered by the Touraine Mesland appellation stands opposite the Chaumont Chateau and its international park, gardens and landscape conservatory. It extends across 6 communes in the Loir-et-Cher department.
The wines are made from blends of Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Côt in red wines; Chenin are sometimes blended with Chardonnay in white wines. Touraine Mesland reds show a deep ruby red robe, while the whites are bright with shades of straw yellow. Subtle aromas of raspberry and blackcurrant in the reds; floral notes that develop towards lime flower with a dash of minerality for the whites. Fine tannins for the reds, silky development on the palate for the whites, and great freshness for the rosés.
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