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No Poor Man's Sancerre

This is the label that is often given to Touraine, and I understand the reasons, offering crisp and dry Sauvignon with that characteristic minerality at half the price, it makes a lot of sense. I often find my self arguing the case for Touraine however, and I do believe it has it's own individual character that should be celebrated rather than compared unfavourably to it's famous neighbours.

This is the label that is often given to Touraine, and I understand the reasons, offering crisp and dry Sauvignon with that characteristic minerality at half the price, it makes a lot of sense. I often find my self arguing the case for Touraine however, and I do believe it has it's own individual character that should be celebrated rather than compared unfavourably to it's famous neighbours.

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When I read about the Antoine Simoneau Estate and the unique soils they enjoy there, I knew I had to try it. The soil in question is made up of Cretaceous chalks, which is different from a lot of the vineyards in the Loire Valley. The subtle difference is there in the flavour and I think this works as a really good example of Touraine's unique character, this is no poor man's Sancerre, this is delicious wine in its own right.

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